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Melpomene (from the Nine Muses series)

Inscription

in lower margin: Melpomene ostendit numeros qucis cena Thyeste,/Prognes olla quibus, quibus Oetheiq dolores/Et lachryme Electre, et meste lameta Eryphiles,/Describi Tragico possent instructa cotherno,/F.E/64

Signed

lower right: HG. Fecit.

Marks

no watermark; verso: MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1710; in graphite: Melpomene/B. 148; in graphite: S 26

Provenance

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Boston)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

about 1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 148; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 150

Accession Number

B1710

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