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Henry IV, King of France (b. 1553 - d. 1610)

about 1600
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 173; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 193 (V); Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 226 (V/V)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




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 in plate, lower left: HGoltzius Sculp


Watermark (yes, but not yet 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]


Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891; Lugt 1425), Knowbury Park, Shropshire, England; 1877, his sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, lot no. 2214. 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