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upper center in plate: SIMEON; lower left in plate: J Saeyler f. ; lower right in plate: .2.; in margin below image, in plate: Ense meo cecidere uiri dum uindico stupru / Germanae, fracto federe quod pepigi. / Hinc pater iratus Sijmeoni dira precatus. / Nostraq posteritas heu maledicta fuit. (Men fell by my sword when I avenged the outrage done to my sister, thus breaking my covenant. Angered, my father uttered a terrible curse over Simeon, and alas from that day forth our posterity was damned. [translation from Veldman, Ilja M., and H. J. de Jonge, "The sons of Jacob: the twelve patriarchs in sixteenth-century Netherlandish prints and popular literature," Simiolus, vol. 15 (1985), no. 3, p. 195.])


(Kunsthandlung Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt am Main); purchased 2005 by NGA.

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Rumbler, Helmut H., Mr.


Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. 72 vols. Amsterdam, 1980: XXI (Johannes Sadeler I), no. 66, ii/ii.
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Crispijn van den Broeck, Ursula Mielke, author). Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel: Sound & Vision Publishers, 2011: Part I, no. 54, ii/ii.

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