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Inscription

by the artist, lower left in rock: CMellan inven. et scul. cum pr. R.; by the artist, center in banner: IPSE ENIM EST PAX NOSTRA OVI FECIT VTRAQVE VNVM Eph. Cap. 2; by the artist, center on tablet: AVDI / ISRAEL / Diliges Dominum / Deum tuum / ex toto corde tuo / er in tota anima tua et / in tota mente tua.; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: Agos 6210 / A -1528-; by later hand lower right berso in graphite: 27 / DTHHCCIB 204

Provenance

F. Gawet, Vienna, 1826 (Lugt 1069). Johann Sigmund Bermann, Vienna, 1834 (Lugt 235). (sale, Galerie Bassenge, Berlin, 24 November 2000, no. 5171) (via David Tunick, New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005
2009
The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480 - 1650, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Mary adn Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2009 - 2010, cat. by Emily J. Peters.
Bibliography
1856
Montaiglon, Anatole de. Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre de Claude Mellan d'Abbeville. Abbeville: P.Briex, 1856.
1988
Preaud, Maxime. Inventaire du fonds francais; graveurs du XVIIe siecle: Claude Mellan. Vol. 17. Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1988.