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Inscription

upper right in plate: Sanctus / bernhardus; by 15th century hand, across top of page:

…Alcuinus poeta magister . . .
…Haec divina dei placeat scriptura. Precamur.//Sensibus atque oculis lector honeste tuis//Spiritus hanc celi- dictavit ab arce//In qua vera fides fulget et alma salus.

…[see also: commentary]

Provenance

Friedrich Wilhelm Roloff, Berlin, 1736. Bibliothek, Marienstifts-Gymnasium, Stettin, after 1736. Private collection; (Jörn Guenther, Hamburg); purchased 2002 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005
Bibliography
1908
Lehrs, Max. Geschichte und kritischer Katalog des deutschen, niederlandischen und franzosischen Kupferstichs im XV. Jahrhundert. 9 vols. and 1 plate vol. Vienna: Gesellschaft fur vervielfaltigende Kunst, 1908-1934.
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