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numbered in plate, in margin at bottom left: 3; in margin below image, in plate: Exurit pontum et terras Clymeneia proles / Nereidumque ferit maesta querela polum. / Arescunt fontes, arescit Xanthus et Ister / Aestuat ipse sua mole gravatus Atlas. (Clymene's son scorches the sea and the earth, the sad lament of the Nereids touches heaven. Springs run dry, the Xanthus and the Danube dry up, and Atlas himself, with his heavy loan on his back, is burning hot.) [Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 111.]

Provenance

(James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre); purchased by NGA 2003.

Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 554, i/ii.
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