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Maximilien de Béthune, 1st Duke of Sully (b. 1560 - d. 1641)

1614
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Elias van den Brossche (Flemish, active about 1594–about 1613), Published by Paul de la Houve (French, about 1592–about 1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 025; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 370; Léna Widerkehr (New Hollstein) 229.III

Dimensions

Sheet: 36 × 26.1 cm (14 3/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

M26806

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed plate, in lower margin: lower left: Toy qui dans ce tableau, le visage contemple/Du grand Duc de Sully, seache & ne doubte point/Que sa fidelité ne trouue point d'exemple,/& que son e'esprit meit la france au plus saut point; lower right: Apprel tant de beaux faictz et tantde bons sevices/Que tu feis a la france, et dont elle a le fruiet/Te peut elle oublier non obstant les eclipses/& les brouillands du temps, le Soleil touiours luit

Inscribed in plate, below above, lower left: Paul.es de la Houve excudebat. 1614.; lower center: Du Boys pinxit.; lower right: Avec Priuilege du Roy.

Signed

This state not signed by the engraver

Markings

No watermark(?); verso, MFA Jenkins Bequest stamp in brown (Lugt 4831), with accession number in graphite: 26806; MFA stamp in brown (Lugt 282), with accession number in graphite: 26806; in graphite: [not transcribed]

Provenance

Washington Irving Jenkins (b. 1848 - d. 1917; Lugt 4831), Clinton, MA; August 1, 1917, his bequest to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of Washington Irving Jenkins