Requires Photography

Henry IV, King of France (1553 - 1610)

about 1600
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 173; Hollstein (Dutch) 193 (V)

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.7 x 25.8 cm (14 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7256

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in margin, lower center: Ce grand Roy que tuvoys est remply de la grace/De Mars et de Pallas? de ces nobles ayeuxs/Al fuit de pas a pas les Senties vertueux/Qui ia dedans le ciel luy promettent vne place.; lower right: Auec priuil. du Roy; below engraved border, lower left: Harman Adolfz excudit/Haerlemensis.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: HGoltzius Sculp

Markings

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: 7256 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891), Knowbury Park, Shropshire, England; 1877, his sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, lot no. 2214. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund