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Portrait of Prince Edward, later King Edward VI of England by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1537-38 England, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC)
Inscribed across the bottom:

PARVVLE PATRISSA, PATRIÆ VIRTVTIS ET HÆRES
ESTO, NIHIL MAIVS MAXIMVS ORBIS HABET.GNATVM VIX POSSVNT COELVM ET NATVRA DEDISSE,HVIVS QVEM PATRIS, VICTVS HONORET HONOS.ÆQVATO TANTVM, TANTI TV FACTA PARENTIS,VOTA HOMINVM, VIX QVO PROGREDIANTVR, HABENTVINCITO, VICISTI. QVOT REGES PRISCVS ADORATORBIS, NEC TE QVI VINCERE POSSIT, ERIT.Ricard Morysini Car.
English:

Little one, emulate thy father and be the heir of his virtue; the world contains nothing greater. Heaven and earth could scarcely produce a son whose glory would surpass that of such a father. Do thou but equal the deeds of thy parent and men can ask no more. Shouldst thou surpass him, thou hast outstript all, nor shall any surpass thee in ages to come. By Sir Richard Morison.

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Portrait of Prince Edward, later King Edward VI of England by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1537-38 England, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC)

Inscribed across the bottom:

PARVVLE PATRISSA, PATRIÆ VIRTVTIS ET HÆRES

ESTO, NIHIL MAIVS MAXIMVS ORBIS HABET.GNATVM VIX POSSVNT COELVM ET NATVRA DEDISSE,HVIVS QVEM PATRIS, VICTVS HONORET HONOS.ÆQVATO TANTVM, TANTI TV FACTA PARENTIS,VOTA HOMINVM, VIX QVO PROGREDIANTVR, HABENTVINCITO, VICISTI. QVOT REGES PRISCVS ADORATORBIS, NEC TE QVI VINCERE POSSIT, ERIT.
Ricard Morysini Car.

English:

Little one, emulate thy father and be the heir of his virtue; the world contains nothing greater. Heaven and earth could scarcely produce a son whose glory would surpass that of such a father. Do thou but equal the deeds of thy parent and men can ask no more. Shouldst thou surpass him, thou hast outstript all, nor shall any surpass thee in ages to come. By Sir Richard Morison.

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Portrait of a Young Woman by Parmigianino, 1535-37 Italy, Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte

Portrait of a Young Woman by Parmigianino, 1535-37 Italy, Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte

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