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Charlotte of Bourbon (b. 1547 - d. 1582, third wife of William of Orange)

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 179; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 204; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 262 (I/II)


Sheet: 26.6 x 18 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, below coat-of-arms, upper center: VNA SOLA AVRORA HA DE VENCER MI NOCHE; in oval frame surrounding the portrait: CAROLA BVRBONIA. D.G. PRIN . AVR . CO : NASS &C > ÆT. AN.XXXIII. A° CIC[in reverse].LXXXI.; in cartouche, lower center: Huius me curæ fociam, comitemq pericli,/Quo res cunq modo, Coniux fors verfet, habebis./Vna etenim noctis tenebras aurora fugabit,/Et nos viuifici lustrabit lampade Solis.; under Old Testament scenes, upper left: Non ignara ortus terreni.; upper right: Hac abluor vnda.; lower left: Hac aura recreor; lower right: Coelesti hoc excoquor igne


Signed in plate, below engraved oval frame: HGoltzius fecit.


Recto, lower right, collector's stamp in black: PL [with a dot underneath; Peter Lely; Lugt 2092]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7259 [Lugt 1870]


Sir Peter Lely (b. 1618 - d. 1680; Lugt 2092), London. Henry Foster Sewell (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund