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Inscription

In image, at top center: DOMICILIVM SALVTIS; in image, at bottom left: Hocce artis chalcographice Symbolum, / Humanissimo Dño Petro Boom, viro / Consulari, Amstelredamensi, Cebetis Tabule / flagrantissimo cultori, affini suo HGoltzius / Inuentor amicitie ergo D. D. / Jacobus Mathamius Goltzij priuignus sculp. / Anno. 1592; below image, in nine columns: Dircaei commenta Sophi, monumenta Cebetis: / Non vili caelata manu, nec digna sub aeuo / Quae pereant vllo, quin aere perennius omni / Cerne opus, enucleans humanae exordia vitae ... / ... Felices anime, quas, ô quas inclyta virtus / Terras despicere, et celi conuexa tueri / Edocuit, vos templa vocant vestita Orichalco, / Chrysolito, ac flammas fulgore equante Pyoropo. / Franco Estius

Provenance

Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
1995
Recent Acquisitions of Works of Art on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
2007
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450 - 1700, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
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; no. 253
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Jacob Matham, Léna Widerkehr, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 194, state i/ii.