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Inscription

upper left above door: HG (in monogram); lower left in rock: 5; across lower edge of plate: E ói Reges Bethlen ducc syderi ducti, / Poplite submisso, posito Diademate, adorant / Deserto puerum in stabulo, et pia munera promunt / Thuris odorati, Myrrheq; et diuitis auri.; lower right in plate: F. Estius.; by later hand, lower right in ink: 33; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 7267 / n-- / 11 4 51 B-2 / Wallach(?); by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: No 19; by later hand, lower right in graphite: A / B19 / FR/AR

Provenance

(Paul McCarron, New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Bibliography
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
1978
The Illustrated Bartsch. New York, 1978 - .
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 12, ii/ii.