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William of Orange (1533-1584)


in plate, below coat-of-arms, upper center: IE MAIN TIENDRAY; in oval frame surrounding the portrait: GVILELM. D.G. PR. AVRAICÆ. COMES NASSAVIÆ &C. ÆT. AN . XLVIII. A° . CIC[IN REVERSE].LXXXI; in cartouche, lower center: Impia vis fremat: Hæc animo cura una sedebit,/Intrpida Rex CHRISTE manu (dum vita superstes)/Rite tuam ut possim per dura pericula, legem,/Commissum q gregem, & patriæ pia iura tueri.; under Old Testament scenes, upper left: Hac duce clarescit mihi nox.; upper right: Hac protegor vmbra; lower left: Hæc mandata sequar' lower right: Sæuis tranquillus in undis.; below artist's signature: Hh[ondius] exc.


below engraved oval frame: HGoltzius fecit


watermark (not identified); verso, collector's stamp in black: JBJ [in pallette; Rev. J. Burleigh James; Lugt 1425]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7258 [Lugt 1870]


mid nineteenth century, Reverend J. Burleigh James (Knowbury Park, Shropshire, England); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through Henry D. Parker

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Harvey D. Parker Collection


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 178

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