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Inscription

in plate, lower center: H. G. inv. R'd Baud ex; in plate, along lower edge: Thisbe redi, bon Thisbe redi, nocturna quid exis / Sola dono? dubieq audes te credere sylve? Ni facias, Pijrami nigrescat sanguine Morus, Tuq comes, lethi que Causa, miserrima, fies. / G. Rijckius

Provenance

Dr. Edward Peart, London (1756 or 1758 - 1826) (Lugt 892). Leo Steinberg [1920-2011], New York; gift to NGA 2011.

Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger: 556
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 580, i/ii.