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Inscription

In dark brown ink at top: [HESPERE] QVIS [CAELO] LVCET [FELICIOR IGNIS] / CA[EL]O [LUCET] FELICIOR I[GNIS] (mostly illegible, second line crossed-out; corresponds with inscription from later state); In brown ink, on pedestal, bottom left: Velasques Pinxit.

Marks and Labels

Some diagonal hatching in brown ink, on pedestal at bottom.

Provenance

Professor Leo Steinberg, New York; gift to NGA, 2011.

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. 82, undesc. proof before letters