Wierix (1553? - 1619)
OF HENRIETTE DE BALZAC D'ENTRAIGUES, MARQUISE DE VERNEUIL
(1579 - 1633). 1600. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1772ii (of v). Engraving,
343 x 245 mm (13 1/2 x 9 5/8"),
trimmed just outside borderline. Fine impression, in an early
state, of this rare portrait. Thin spots at lower corners verso,
a few pale stains, mostly on verso.
was mistress of King Henry IV of France and a central figure
in plots and counterplots in the French court.
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