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upper left, above door, in plate: HG (in monogram); lower left, numbered in rock, in plate: 5; below image, in plate: Eói Reges Bethlen duce sydere ducti, / Poplite submisso, posito Didemate, adorant / Deserto puerum in stabulo, et pia munera promunt / Thuris odorati, Myrrhaeque, et divitis auri. / F. Estius. (The Magi from the East follow the star to Bethlehem, kneel and throw down their crowns; they worship; they worship the boy in the secluded stable and present their pious gifts of fragrant incense, myrrh and costly gold. F[ranco] Estius; llower right, in ink by a later hand: 33; verso, lower left, in graphite by later hand: 7267 / n-- / 11 4 51 B-2 / Wallach(?); verso, lower center, in graphite by later hand: No 19; verso, lower right, in graphite by later hand: A / B19 / FR/AR

[Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 210.]

Provenance

(Paul McCarron, New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Associated Names
McCarron, Paul
Bibliography
1921
Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie
1978
The Illustrated Bartsch. New York, 1978 - .
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 12, ii/ii.
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