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Terpsichore (from the Nine Muses series)

Inscription

left of signature, above within engraved border: 5; 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.

Signed

lower right: HG fe

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7243 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Tersichore[underlined]/over Dancing[underlined] reckoned/the inventress.

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 150; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 152

Accession Number

P7243

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