Gerrit Valck

Netherlands, b.1626, d.1720

Maurice, Prince d’Orange

  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • Engraving
  • 379 x 245mm
  • 73/213

The text reads: Mon père massacré tout était en alarme Lorsque je pris sa place et marchai sur ses pas Du furieux Duc D’Albe il arrêta le bras Et j'arrêtai celui du sage Duc de Parme

My father had been massacred, all was in alarm When I took his place and walked in his footsteps He stayed the arm of the furious Duke of Alba And I stayed the arm of the wise Duke of Parma