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William of Orange (b. 1533 - d. 1584)

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 178; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 203; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 261 (II/II)


Sheet: 27.2 x 18.5 cm (10 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, below coat-of-arms, upper center: IE MAIN TIENDRAY; in oval frame surrounding the portrait: GVILELM. D.G. PR. AVRAICÆ. COMES NASSAVIÆ &C. ÆT. AN . XLVIII. A° . CIC[IN REVERSE].LXXXI; in cartouche, lower center: Impia vis fremat: Hæc animo cura una sedebit,/Intrpida Rex CHRISTE manu (dum vita superstes)/Rite tuam ut possim per dura pericula, legem,/Commissum q gregem, & patriæ pia iura tueri.; under Old Testament scenes, upper left: Hac duce clarescit mihi nox.; upper right: Hac protegor vmbra; lower left: Hæc mandata sequar' lower right: Sæuis tranquillus in undis.; below artist's signature: Hh[ondius] exc.


Signed in plate, below engraved oval frame: HGoltzius fecit


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: 7258 [Lugt 1870]


Reverend John Burleigh James (b. 1811 - d. 1891; Lugt 1425), Knowbury Park, Shropshire, England; 1877, his sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, lot no. 2216 (1 of 3); 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