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Polyhymnia (from the series The Nine Muses)

Inscription

in plate, within engraved borders, lower left: 8; in lower margin, left: Rethorice fontes, luculentaq verba ministrat/Ore manuq docens gestus formare decoros,; right: Hymnosq et Peana canens Polyhymnia letum,/Aonias inter minime postrema sorores.; lower right: F.E.

Signed

lower right: HG fecit

Marks

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7246 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Polymnia/over singing and rhetoric./deemed tghe inventriss/of Harmony [all underlined]

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 153; Hollstein 155

Accession Number

P7246

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