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Inscription

across bottom of plate: Quem mirabaris flatu modo pellere frigus / Agricolam Caprirpes, nunc quid inepte fugis. / Sic opus es; flatu simili fugat ecce calorem: / Os animusque duplex sunt mimica mihi / Iac: Iordaens invent: Cum privilegio: Iacobus Neefs sculpsit; by later hand in graphite on verso: Bute 99

Provenance

John Barnard, London (d. 1784) (Lugt 1419); (his sale, Th. Philipe, London, 3 May 1798, no. 66). Marquess of Bute, London. Professor Michael Jaffe, Cambridge (1923 - 1997). purchased 2015 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1968
Jacob Jordaens 1593 - 1678, Selection and Catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1968, no. 296.
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 Hertzberge: no. 39