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in image, in cartouche at top right: MORS INIQVA QVID TANTVM / DECVS RAPIS? PIETAS AEQVA / QVAE ET MORTVAM SERVAS; in image, in oval around portrait at right: CHRISTINA MVLLERINA VXOR B. SPRANGER; in image, at bottom left: QVID ANTE DIEM VVLTIS? TE / TEMPVS VETAT OCCIDERE. TE / ARTES PRAECLARAE CADERE.

Provenance

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

Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger: no. 332, undesc./ii