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Inscription

lower left in plate: Joannes Muller: / fecit.; lower right in plate: Harman Muller / excudebat.; across bottom in plate: Cernite Chaldaei viuâ sub imagine Regis, / Horresco referens, diuini numinis iram. / Scilicèt hac decuit plecti ratione, superbâ, / Numine contempto, linguâ qui Idola crepabat. / Qui simili peccare modo praesumitis, isto / Discite ab exemplo, similis nè paena sequatur.; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 9117; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 46 + [5?]0; by later hand, left center verso in graphite: [U?} Dav[?]y

Provenance

P. Gervaise (died 1860), Paris (Lugt 1078); Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington; bequest to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 13.
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
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (The Muller Dynasty, Jan Piet Filedt Kok author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Publishers, 1999, no. 1, state ii/iii.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 13.