Jacques de la Faille (1548? - 1615)

about 1580
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 212; Hollstein 184


Sheet: 20 x 13.2 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, in oval border frame surrounding portrait: LEGES TVERI, ET PATRIAM DEVENDERE, ARMATVS ADSTO, ET PRO SALVTE CIVIVM. PERIRE FORTIS, SANGVINEMQVE EFFVNDERE. HAC VNA VIRTVS CIVIS, ET BONI DVCIS. [Here I stand, armed, to protect the law and defend the fatherland, and fearlessly to fall and shed blood for the welfare of the people. For this is the only virtue of a citizen and of a good general.]; and in cartouche, lower center: Harman Adolfz excudit. Harlem


Signed in plate, center left: HG; center right: Fe


No watermark; verso, in graphite: ah/e/Leith/June 17/1842 [in the hand of Bindon Blood]; 2=a[?]a[?]; 2/he[?]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 72570[Lugt 1870]


Before 1842, Samuel Leith (b. 1800 - d. 1857), Edinburgh; June 17, 1842, purchased from Leith by Bindon Blood (b. 1775 - d. 1855), Ireland and Edinburgh; July 19-25, 1856, Blood sale, Sotheby & Wilkinson, London. Henry Foster 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