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possible Anna Fullings (Goltzius's Mother)

Inscription

in plate, in margin below portrait: Damnosa quid non imminuit dies:/Aetas parentum peior auis, tulit/Nos nequiores: mox daturos/Progeniem vitiosiorem. [What deterioration comes with each passing day/Our parents' era even more than that of our forebears/has made us still less fit, causing us to produce even more defective progeny]

Signed

lower right: HGoltzius 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: 7268 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: 210

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

formerly thought to be Catharina Dekker, or Agatha Scholiers

about 1583

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 210; Hollstein 225

Accession Number

P7268

Medium or Technique

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