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Inscription

across bottom of plate: P.P. Rubens delineau / Ebrietas mentis membrorumque impedit usum. / SILENI ut scité fabula prisca docet / Exhaurit nummos, Veneris, Martisque furores / Excitat, et mortem provocat ante diem. SA. Bolswert d.d.; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 98/150 / 980575

Provenance

(Paul Prouté S.A., Paris); purchased 1999 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2007
The Baroque Woodcut, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007 - 2008
Bibliography
1873
Schneevoogt, C. G. Voorhelm. Catalogue des Estampes gravées d'après P. P. Rubens. Haarlem: Les Héritiers Loosjes, 1873.
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge