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Inscription

in image, at bottom right: HGoltzius Inue. / et excud. Ao. 1588; below image: Sub caelo Pater omnipotens Elementa locauit / Quatuor, his constat quicquid hic orbis habet. / Hînc homines, pecudes, hinc arbor, et erba, frutexque / Hinc mortale omne est, caetera Nectar alit.

Provenance

Ture Lundh, Sweden (not in Lugt); (Christie's, London, June 26, 1985, lot 150)?; Valerie Mulder, London; Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C., purchased December 17, 1992; Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
2013
Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection, NGA, 2013 - 2014.
Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger: no. 237, i/iii
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Jacob Matham, Lena Widerkehr, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 348, i/iii (as attributed to Matham)
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