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Inscription

lower right on throne: GEOR / GIVS / GHISI / MANT / .F. 1560; lower left in image: CVM PRIVILE / GIO REGIS; lower center in image: ATTRAHIT INSONTE PERIVRA CALVMNIA APELLE / IN IVS IMMISCENS FANDA NEFANDA SIMVL / AVRICVLIS IVDEX INSIGNIS TEPORA ASELLI / IVS PARITER REDDIT COCLITE CV COMITE / TEMPORIS AT DEMV QVAE FERTVR FILIA SEROS / IN LVCEM PROFERT QVI LATVRERE DOLOS; lower right in tablet: LVCA / PENIS / .IN.

Provenance

(Hill-Stone Incorporated, New York); purchased 2006 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 18.
Bibliography
1985
Boorsch, Suzanne and Michal and R.E. Lewis. The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.