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Gheyn, Jacob de II (1565-1629)
Henry II of Bourbon, Prince of Condé (portrait of).
Portrait of Henry II of Bourbon as a young man. Signed and dated at lower left and right: 'IDGheyn sculptor AN. DOM. MDIC (I, D and G interlaced). Inscription in margin around oval: HENRICVS BORBONIVS FRANCIAE PRIMVS PRINCEPS PRIMVSQ. PAR. AET. SVAE AN X. Used in: Martianus Capella, S, ed. Hugo Grotius (dedicated to the Prince of Condé), Leiden, 1599, with four lines of Latin in letterpress below: 'Inclita Borbonidum generoso... vincere, réque fidem: HVG. GROTIVS. On the verso collector's mark of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897), L. 151."Engraving on paper, trimmed to plate; total: 111 x 111 mm, state II/2, New Hollstein Dutch 234. In outstanding condition. On verso traces of previous mounts."
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur [Netherlands]
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