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Inscription

lower left in plate: Pet. Paul Rubens pinxit et S. a. Bolswert Sculpsit; by unknown hand, lower right of plate in ink: Cum Previlegio; lower right in plate: Cum Previlegio Nicolaus Lauwers excudit Antverpiae; bottom center of plate: Si quod duorum ab ore prodit testium, / Verum esse verbum prima VERITAS monet; / Quatuor - Virorum, qui DEI VERBUM docent, / Vera esse verba, terra clamet et mare. / Ornatissimo, amplissimoq. VIRO D. PETRO HANNEKART. Repub. Antverp. Senatori reru artificiosaru admiratori ut prudentissimo ita et investigatori solerissimo, amico suo integerrimo, hanc quatuor Evangelistaru icone. Nic. Lauwers amoris sui reciproci quale quale symbolu L.M.D.C.Q.; by later hand, lower right in graphite: II.A.38

Provenance

Gotha Museum (sale, Boerner, Leipzig, 26 November 1935, no. 285); Dr. Ludwig Burchard; (Artemis, London); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Bibliography
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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