Requires Photography

Henri IV, King of France

Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1925; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1831 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.6 x 17.1 cm (9 5/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P6998

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, across top: HENRICVS II DEI GRATIA NAVARRÆ REX PRINCEPS BEARNILDVX VINDOCINI, BELLIMONTIS [abraded]/ETH, COMES FOXII, ARMENIACI [?] PRIMVS/PRINCEPS ET PRIMVS PAR FRANCIAE; left of king's head: HEINRI.IIII/.ET. REX; right of king's head: REX.FRANCIÆ/NAVARRÆ; bottom margin: PINGE.PIETATEM.BELLI.FVLMENO.FIDEMOEXPRESSIT.PELAGO.TERRIS.COELOQ.PATENTI/HENRICI.VVLTVM.PINXERIS.ATO.ANIMVM SISTADEVS.NOSTRA NILOPVS ARTE FVIP

Signed

.H.W. paulus. Brachfelt. excu. [last two words abaded]

Markings

watermark [unidentified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 6998

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund