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Inscription

in image, in oval frame around portrait: IOANNES BOLLIVS MECHLINENSI PICTOR. AET. LVIII. Ao DD. D. XCIII; in image, in cartouche below portrait: Caelatam Vitrici effigiem Francise tuêre, / Virtutem spectato magis, vitamqué probatam, Pictricem admirâre manum, qua Florida Tempe, / Et nemus Alcinoi penicillo aequauit amaenum / Dedicat nani grato tibi pectore Goltzius, at tu / Pignus amicitiae laeta cupe mente manuque; in image, at bottom left: HG.

Provenance

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. 177, i/ii
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Hendrick Goltzius, Marjolein Leesburg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 209, i, i/ii