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Inscription

lower right in plate: HG (in monogram) / Fe.; across top of plate: MORIBUS ANTIQUIS AETAT. 40. Ao 1587.; by 17th century hand, across bottom in brown ink: Dicta est Pandore cui tot data dona Deorum, / Sic ego Pandorum nomino Lipsiadem / Paedarij (She, to whom the gods have given so many gifts, is called Pandora / Hence, I call Lipsius, Pandorus / Your little slave)

Provenance

(Christopher Mendez, London); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2000
Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000, brochure checklist no. 41.
Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821.
1921
Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 234.