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Inscription

on upper paste down by later hand, upper right in pen: 83-61-14; center in graphite: editions (1) de Dene, (Landwehr 135) / (2) Heyns Antwerp 1578 (Landwehr 207) / this edition (3) Freitag, Antwerp 1579 (Landwehr 166) / (4) Kilian, Antwerp (?) 159[9?] (Landwehr 291) / (5) Vandel, Amsterdam 1617 (Landwehr 735) / all the above have the original etchings / of Marcus Gheeraerts (underlined) (Peyret 1578 has copies) / *see additional note below / ref: Landwehr Emblems Low Countries 135, 207, 166, 291, 735 / Popham - Print Coll Quarterly Vol 15 page 187 / Jendwine -Art + Style Vol I p265. p489 / *both (2) Heyns and (3) Freitag have the full set of original etchings of (1) de Dene plus / about 17 additional, probably by Galle or possibly / by de [Dode?]. (ref Landwehr , and article by (not deciphered) Scheler in La Fontaine - Verwey [Festschift?], 1966); free end paper upper right: p60; lower paste down upper right: 2800/514

Provenance

H.M. Fletcher, 1983; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, Boston; (sale, Christie's New York, 20 June 2013, no. 514); purchased 2013 by NGA.