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Inscription

lower margin in plate: Ecco il belveder! ô che felice sorte!/che la fruttifera frutto in ventre porte./ Ma ch'ella porte, ô me; vita et morte piano / Demonstra l'arte del magno Titiano. / Al molto illustre, magnifico et osservandis.mo Sig.r il Sig.r LUCA VAN UFFEL, in segno d'affectione et inclinatione/amorevole, como Patron et Singularismo suo dedicato il vero ritratto del unico Titiano Ant. van Dyck./ Titian Inventor cum Privilege Regis; by later hand, lower left verso, in graphite: 76339; by later hand, lower right verso, in graphite, Dut. B.v.; by later hand, center verso, in graphite: 4th State/ Ben Enfants; address [?] a [?]

Marks and Labels

stamp, black ink: encircled figure with GAG underneath [not identified in Lugt]

Provenance

Leo Steinberg [1920-2011], New York; gift to NGA 2011.

Bibliography
1991
Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Marie. L'iconographie d'Antoine van Dyck: Cataloque raisonné. 2 vols. 2nd ed. Brussels, 1991, no. B v/vii.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (van Doetecum family, Henk Nalis author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 628.