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Portrait of William I of Orange, from a Series of Tazza Designs

Artist:
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
ca. 1588
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 1/16 × 4 13/16 in. (12.9 × 12.3 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.5790(1)
Not on view
In the central medallion, a portrait of William I of Orange as Commander of Wisdom, shown in profile facing right, framed by circular ornamental frieze. Depicted in the frieze below the medallion, a scene with the Judgement of Solomon.
Inscription: In central medallion, at top: DE HOOPMAN VAN WEISHEYT / LE CAPITAINE PRVDENT; in central medallion, at bottom: THE DE BRI. F. ET. EX. ; around the central medallion, in three column: DE DIEU VIENT TOUTE SAPIENCE / C'EST DE LUY SEUL QUELLE COMENCE / ET DEMEURE INFAILLIBLEMENT ETERNELLEMENT / LE VRAY COMMENCEMENT DICELLE / C'EST CRAINDRE DIEU DU ARDAT ZELE ; around outside of frieze: DE WIJSHEIJT WELCK GHEWEEST HEEFT VOOR ALLE TIJDEN / SOECKT GODSALEGHE VREDE TOT SLANDTS BEURYDEN / EN HOUT DE PRINSCHEN IN EEN GHRUSTEN STAET / SIJ BEMINT DE WAERHEIJT EN WILT GHEENSINS LIJDEN / LEUGHEN NOCH BEDROCH RECHTUEERDICH IS AL HAER DAET / SALICH IS DOUERHEIJT DIESE BEHOUT INDEN RAET.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 918(1); Hollstein IV.47.178; Wurzbach I.220.9
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