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Pieter Christiaensz. Bor (b. 1559 - d. 1635)

1625
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 374; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish) 234

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.7 × 17.2 cm (10 1/8 × 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

P7308

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in oval frame surrounding sitter: PIETER BOR CHRISTIAENSZ HISTOIRIE-SCHRYVER GEBOREN TOT UTRECHT INT IAER M.D.LIX.; right of sitter's face: A° ÆTATIS./LXVI.; in roundels, upper left: Tyt.; upper right: Historia.; lower left: Waerkeyt.; lower right: Onpertydicheyt.; and in panel below: Sÿt gÿ dit Pieter Bor, soo aerdigh af gebeeld?/Wie heeft doch met de hand soo constelick gespeeld?/Tis Mathams cloecke treck: men moet de eer hem geven,/Dat hÿ y heeft geraeckt soo Meesterlick naet leven./Maer al de wetenschap, bescheÿdenheÿd, en vlÿt,/Die uwe Pen gebruÿkt int schrÿven vande Tÿd,/IS sÿns vermogens niet int coper uÿt te drucken./Dit moet gÿ Selver doen: dan salt eerst wel gelucken./P.S.
Verso: Dutch text in letterpress

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, below sitter's right hand: Jac Matham fecit./1625.

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in black ink: JBJ [John Burleigh James; Lugt 1425]; collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7308; in an old hand, in ink: From his history of the Civil Wars in the Netherlands.

Provenance

Before 1877, Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891), Knowbury Park, Shropshire; March 19 and following days, 1877, his sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 3192 (1 of 3 prints); probably purchased from that sale in 1877 by Henry F. 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