Henry VIII, King of England (b. 1491 - d. 1547)

1544, reissued 1548
Cornelis Massys (Netherlandish, before 1508–after 1560)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 058; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. XI, Massys) 170 (II/II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.4 × 14.1 cm (7 1/4 × 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P9227

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Title inscribed in upper margin: HENRICVS DEI GRA REX ANGLIE; and in royal coat of arms, upper left: HONY SOYT [in reverse]/QUI MAL Y PESE; with date below arms: 1548

Signed

Signed in plate with monogram, in margin upper right: CMA; and in plate, within image, upper right, monogram appears again with date below it, both in reverse: CMA/1544

Markings

Watermark [?: impression is glued down to a stiff backing]; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall; Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker Collection stamp in purple ink, with accession number in black ink: 9227 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; 1897, purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund