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Polyhymnia (from the series The Nine Muses)

Inscription

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. 69

Signed

lower right: HG fecit

Marks

no watermark; verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accesion number in graphite; in graphite: Polymania/B. 153.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

about 1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 153; Hollstein 155 (IV)

Accession Number

B1715

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