Nicolas Beatrizet (French, 1507 or 1515–about 1565)
B 97; Huelsen 62b
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Caption: AMICE QUAM TU HIC EFFIGIEM SPECTATU RARAM DEMIRARIS OCEANI EST. ANNIS SUPERIORIB. ROMAE REPERTA AD ARCUM CAMPILIANI UBI ANTEA NILI ET TIBERIS QUOR. NUNC IN VATICANO INTRA PONTIFICUM HORTIS VISUNTUR IMAGINES SED HUIUSCE SPECTATU DIGNUM SIMULACHRUM NUNC IN AEDIBUS IO BAPTISTAE ET IO VINCENTII FABIORUM ROMAE AD SARRAE AREAM VISITUR INTERIM QUOD HUNC IN MODUM TIBI REPRHESENTATUR OCEANUS: NICOLAO BEATRICIO LOTHARINGO GRATIAS HABE VALE ROMAE. DLX
Translation: Friend, you marvel at seeing here the rare image of the ocean, which was discovered in Rome in the latest years in Rome near the Arch of Campilianus. Today images are seen within the Vatican grounds, but his worthy likeness is now looked at in the households of the Baptist and of the Vincentius in the meantime for Ocean is displayed for you in this way: Have thanks for Nicolas Beatrizet and be well in Rome. 1560
Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund