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Inscription

upper left in plate: VENVS.; upper center in plate: IVNO.; upper right in plate: MINERVA.; lower center in image: TRES DEAE PARIDEM CONVENIVNT; lower left below image in plate: Ioan. Stra invent. / Adri. Collart sculp.; lower center below image in plate: E coelo ad Paridem veniunt tria numna Diuûm; / O quantum laudis vana cupido valet!; lower right below image in plate: Io. Galle excud. / 2.

Provenance

Private collector ABV (not in Lugt). (Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 26-27 May 2000, no. 5122); (purchased for NGA by David Tunick, New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Bibliography
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
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Collaert Dynasty, Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesburg, authors). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 1163, state only.
1997
Vannucci, Alessandra Baroni. Jan van der Straet detto Giovanni Stradano: flandrus pictor et inventor. Milan, 1997.