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Emblem Drawing ("I rule everything")

Artist:
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)
Former Attribution:
Karel van Mander I (Netherlandish, Meulebeke 1548–1606 Amsterdam)
Date:
early 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and blue-gray ink; double oval framing line in pen and brown ink, by the artist; framing line in pen and brown ink, by a later hand
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 15/16 × 6 1/2 in. (12.5 × 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.178
Not on view
Inscription: At lower center, inscribed "Tout m'obéit ." in pen and brown ink, probably by the artist. Verso: at upper center, a sign ressembling a quatrefoil in pen and brown ink (partially cropped; 17th-century handwriting?); at center, inscribed "397" [?] in pen and brown ink (17th-century handwriting)
Vendor: Onno van Seggelen Fine Art, Rotterdam
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