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Marie de Médicis, Queen of France (1573-1642)

Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1979 (I); Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1870 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 22 x 15.7 cm (8 11/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7006

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in a cartouche below portrait: AN.QVID.HABENT.VERI.PRÆSAGIA.LOETA.FVTVRI/HOC.DOCET.HENRICI.CONIVGIALIS.AMOR.SCILICET.VT.CAPIVNT.MEDICES.GENTILIA.SIGNA/FRANCICA;SIC.CAPTVS.REX.IN AMORE.TVO.ES

Signed

below cartouche, lower center: IOHAN WIRICX 60

Markings

watermark [undeciphered]; verso, in ink: P. mariette 1688 [Pierre Mariette; Lugt 1790]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 7006

Provenance

Pierre Mariette (1634-1716, Paris), 1688; 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