Quies Amoris 
Sources and parallels
- Parallel for the pictura (exact copy), the Latin motto and the French epigram in:De veyligste Rust  (in: Jan van Hoogstraten, Zegepraal der goddelyke liefde (1709)) [Compare]
- Parallel for the same Latin motto ('In Domino quies') and the message of the subscriptio; the pictura shows a weathercock as direction indicator (in stead of a compass): Dominae, quo me vocat, aura.  (in: Jacob Cats, Sinne- en minnebeelden (1627)) [Compare]
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IconclassThe soul rests in Jesus's lap; a star shines in heaven
- Christ as youth [11D26]
- Christ and the Soul [11D51]
- radiance emanating from persons or things [22C31]
- light shining out of the heavens [22C32]
- stars [24D]
- north (one of the four main directions) [25A141]
- compass [25C21]
- clouds [26A]
- sitting on the ground [31A2351]
- imposition of hands (+ protecting) [31A2542(+9161)]
- index finger forwards, pointing, indicating [31A25552]
- leaning sideways - AA - female human figure [31AA2323]
- adolescent, young woman, maiden [31D13]
- the soul during lifetime [31G1]
- Direction, Orientation (+ emblematical representation of concept) [51L3(+4)]
- Rest; 'Quiete' (Ripa) (+ emblematical representation of concept) [54A46(+4)]
- proverbs, sayings, etc. (with TEXT) [86(DE VEYLIGSTE RUST)]
"fixed its gaze on": 'acies' is also used in Latin poetry for 'eye'. The pun is untranslatable: the phrase also means "has driven its point (or sharpness) into".
'summo perfectibili': in Scholastic philosophy a distinction is made between 'perfectum' and 'perfectibile'. To understand the latter notion here it is enough to take it as a kind of shorthand for 'perfection in so far as this is attainable'.
'[vocatur] requies', 'rest', cf. Ps. 95 (94), 10-11. KJV: "Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest."
'ingredere super fluctus', 'stride over the waves': cf. Jesus' walking on the waters of the Lake of Galilee/the Sea of Tiberias (Joh. 6:1).