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in image, at bottom centre: C. C. Pictor. Inue. HG. Sculp. 3; around image: NON AMBIRE PROBAT SAPIENS SED LAVDAT HONORES, LAVDAT, CONTINGANT IS TAMEN ILLA PROBIS. SIC PHAETONTAEUS NIMINVM TEMERARIA LAPSVS VOTA DOCET TANDEN FINE CARERE BONO. (A wise man does not approve ambition, but prizes expressions of praise; he prizes them if they go to good people. Thus the fall of Phaeton teaches us that impetuosity comes to a bad end. [Latin translation from Huigen Leeflang and Ger Luijten, et. al, _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings_ Exhibition catalogue. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p.98.])

Provenance

Norman Jack Leitman [b. 1943], San Diego (Lugt 4545). (R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Santa Barbara, CA); Ruth Kainen [1922-2009], Washington, D.C. (Lugt 4739), purchased November 20, 1996; Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
2013
Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection, NGA, 2013 - 2014.
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; no. 308, i/iii
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Hendrick Goltzius, Marjolein Leesburg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 327, ii/ii
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