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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M9621
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
William, Count of Nassau, Prince of Orange
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Portraits of William of Orange and Charlotte of Bourbon
Former Title: William I of Orange ("The Silent")
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1581
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/256799
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 25.4 × 18.4 cm (10 × 7 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, in cartouche below the central design: HG[monogram]oltzius fecit.
  • inscription: in plate, within oval border of the central design: GVILELM. D. G. PR. AVRAICÆ. COMES NASSAVIÆ. &c. ÆT. AN. XLVIII. Ao. CIƆ.LXXXI.
  • inscription: in plate, top center, within circular border surrounding coat of arms: IE MAINTIENDRAY
  • inscription: in plate, below four rectangular designs at four corners of the plate, reading from upper left to lower right: Hac duce clarescit mihi nox. / Hac protegor vmbra / Hæc mandata sequar / Sœuis traquillus in undis.
  • inscription: in plate, in tablet centered at the lower edge: Impia vis fremit: Hæ animo cura una sedebit, / Intrepidâ Rex CHRISTE manu (dum vita superstes) / Rite tuam ut possim per dura pericula legem, / Commissum q gregem, & patriæ pia iura tueri.
  • collector's mark: verso, brown stamo with graphite numbering below: [Fogg Museum accession stamp (Lugt 936)] 9621
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 261, Hollstein 203, Bartsch 178, The Illustrated Bartsch 0301.178
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Simes
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
M9621
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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