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A dedicatory sonnet in gold ink to the Queen: PD.217-1994.f.5

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Current Location: In storage


A dedicatory sonnet in gold ink to the Queen


Draughtsman: Pinet, Antoine du




History note: Louise de Lorraine, Queen of France; Paul Girardot de Prefond; Thomas Philip, 2nd Earl de Grey, by descent to Baroness Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwall

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Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government, and allocated to the Museum.

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Method of acquisition: Allocated (1994) by H.M. Government

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Sheet Size Height 204 mm Width 139 mm

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  • Text: A LA ROYNE / Au gay printemps la terre plus feconde / Toujours produit un esmail renaissant / De toute fleurs qui peu a peu croissant / Se Germe en fruits pour lusage du monde. / Ainsi Madame, ou tout honneur habonde / Ces belles fleurs dont je vous fait present / Est un signal de combien est plaisant / Votre venue a la Gaule faconde / Et de l'espoir qu'avons de voir en bref / Es Fleurs du Lys produire un vre chef / Le fruict heureux de sa vertu divine: / Vertu je dis, qui jusques au pinots / De ces hauts cieux remplira de son los / Tout le contour de la ronde machine.

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Accession number: PD.217-1994.f.5
Primary reference Number: 30061
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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