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around circumference in plate: CAROLVS. CREQVIVS. LESDIGVERIARVM. DVX. POESSII. PRINCEPS. FRANCIAE. PAR. AC. MARESCALLVS; across bottom in plate: Hic ille est. quem Gallus amat, metuendus ab hoste; / Spes miferus, armorum gloria, pacis honor. / Cl. Mellan G. pinx et S. Romae 1633 Sup. pnt. ; by later hands, cLv//in brown ink: a paris Chez Naudet / M Destemps au louvre 1792; uRv//in brown ink: 28

Bibliography
1856
Montaiglon, Anatole de. Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre de Claude Mellan d'Abbeville. Abbeville: P.Briex, 1856.
1988
Preaud 1988, 164.