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Terpsichore (from the Nine Muses series)

Inscription

in lower margin: Terpsichoren, cythara, et peramenis callida [interrupted by the bottom of the lyre breaking out of the frame]neruis/Testudo decorat; gaudet saltuq iocisz/Et blaudis modulis, et plectro exultat eburno, Affectusq mouet, tenerosq irritat amores./F.E./66

Signed

lower right: HG fe

Marks

verso: MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1713; in graphite: Terpsichore/B. 150.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

about 1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 150; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 152

Accession Number

B1712

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