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Inscription

lower left in plate: JDG (in monogram) F. 1616.; lower center in plate: PITTACVS MITYLENAEVS. / Loqui ignorabit, qui tacer nesuit... / ... Paucos amicos rebus adversis proba; lower left: 4; lower right: Fac Ausonius

Provenance

(Christopher Mendez, London); purchased 2007 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 54.
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. (De Gheyn Family, Jan Piet Filedt Kok and Marjolein Leesberg, authors). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, "De Gheyn III," no. 6, state only.