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Inscription

lettered in image, at lower center: Henric. Goltzius fecit. / Theodor. Galle excud; lettered in image, at top left: Impia quos ductet Mauros in bella maniplos, / Cùm bellona furens Martis agit atra iugales, / Picta tabella docet. Falcatum corpore currum / Mars premit, immani quatiens, hastilia dextra. / Exin Gorgoneis Alecto infecta venenis. / Vrget equos, torquens liquentia terga flagello. / Impetuosa nimis praecedunt agmina, et ipsa / Ipsa ATE pedibusque valens, et robore praestans / Atque gradu celeri, longè praeuertitur, omnes / Mortales laedens Pressura. / Turbine saeuo / subsequitur Pacis contemptus, fraude latentes / Insidiae, et nimium scelerata libido nocendi. / Pone sequebantur tetri de faucibus Orci / Orta laboriferae contagia feruida Pestis. / Proxima laethifero vitantia cuncta veneno.; on verso, in graphite: ak / d. (?) / Leith / June 17 / 1842; 13430.

Provenance

Samuel Leith, Edinburgh [1800-1857] (Lugt 1767). Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Bibliography
1921
Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie: no. 112, iii/iv
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Hendrick Goltzius, Marjolein Leesberg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 204, ii/iv