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Melpomene (from the Nine Muses series)

Inscription

in plate, left of center, within engraved border: 3; 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.

Signed

lower right: HG. Fecit.

Marks

watermark (not identified); verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7241 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Melpomene.[underlined]/-over, Tragedy,[underlined] Horace esteemed/her as the patronefs of Lyric poetry.

Provenance

Henry F. Sewell (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, Sewell collection purchased for the MFA by Harvey D. Parker.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 148; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 150

Accession Number

P7241

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