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Inscription

lower left in plate: W. Hollar fecit; lower center in plate: VENVS; lower right in plate: ex Collectione Arundelliana / Adam Elsheimer pinxit; lower center in by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: O. Venus after / Elsheimer / P. 271; by later hand, upper center in brown ink: Marsh E(not deciphered)ht. 1833

Provenance

Emma Regina Martin, 1833(?): Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH. (Susan Schulman, New York); purchased 2011 by NGA.

Bibliography
1982
Pennington, Richard. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
1993
The New Hollstein German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, 1400-1700. (Wenceslaus Hollar, Simon Turner, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 845, state only.