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Inscription

below image, at left: B. Sprangers inuent. / Ioan. Muller sculp.; below image, at right: G. Valck ex.; below image, at center: Serenissimo Principi Domino Dño MATHIAE, Archiduci Austriae, Duci Burgundiae, Stiriae, Carinthiae, Carniolae et Wirtembergae B. (?) Comiti Tirolis R. (?) Nec non / Generali et supremo totius Christiani exercitûs contrà Turcas Duciae Praefecto foelicissimo, Dño suo clementissimo, Bartholomaeus Spranger. S. C. M. Pictor. D. D.; below image, in four stanzas: En Bellona ciet turmas procùl aere canôro, / Spicula Marte vibrat dextro succinctaque flagris / Bella fremit, fremebunda parat, gaudetque paratis. / Nec mora, feruet opus, Iouis ales praelia miscet / Quid dubitet. Bona caussa facit. Caducifer inquit / Macte animis: caussarum sum Deus ipse bonarum. / Exere tu modò vim facto agmine, Romula pubes. / Terrificum Turcis fulmen, victoria vobis / Nube volans praesto est: nihil impedit, exere vires. / Non ergò differ pacis, Germania, sedes: / Praesidio maiore iuua Iouis alitis ausus. / Sic sternes Mahomet: victrix tua causa triumphet.

Provenance

Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Bibliography
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (The Muller Dynasty, Jan Piet Filedt Kok, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 75, iii/iii