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around image: TANTALVS IN MEDYS RESIDENS SITIT ARIDVS VNDIS, QVAM MISER, INTER OPES QVI MALE VIVIT INOPS; HAVD BONA FORTVNAE QVISQVAM PVTET ESSE BEATA, ILLA BONIS PROSVNT, ILLA NOCENTQ, MALIS (Seated amidst the waves, parched Tantalus suffers agonies of thirst. How miserable is he who lives in abject poverty in the midst of riches! No one should believe that the favours of Fortune bring happiness: they are good for good people and harm the wicked. [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.]); below image, at bottom: C. C. Pictor Inue. H. Goltzius sculpt. / Ao 1588.

Provenance

Johann Karl Brönner [1738-1812], Frankfurt (Lugt 307); (sale, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt, 1839? (Lugt 2396)). John Chaloner Smith, Dublin? [1] (R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Santa Barbara, CA); [1] 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. 306, 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. 325, i/iii
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