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in image, at left: Cornelius Corneliades Harlemen / inuenit et pinxit; in image, at right: Johannes Mullerus Amsterod: sculpsit.; below image: Me rerum Dominam celebrant, Divanque potentem / Mortales faciunt, et super astra locant. / Munifica dicor nunc hos extollere dextra, / Nunc illos varijs exagitare malis. / Praecipiti videor, rapidaeque insistere sphaerae, / Quòd mihi non constem lubrica, simque vaga. / Praevelant oculos, rectum discernere bruta / Quod nequeam: justis dura, benigna malis. / Occiput est calvum, propendent fronte capilli, / Obvia quòd possim, non fugitiva, capi. / At cum provideat divina potentia rebus, / Nomen inane mihi, non mihi numen adest.; below image, at right: Harman Muller excud:; in image, at top left: Prudentissimis Reip. Harlemensis Moderatoribus, / Adraino Berckenrodio, Guilielmo Dei manno, / Thoma Thomae f., et Gerardo Guilielmio, Dominis / suis plurimum observandis, Cornelius Corneliades / Pictor, gratus ciuis dedicabat, An. M. D. XC.

Provenance

Horace Walpole; his sale, June 13, 1842, lot 1216.[1] (Christie's London, June 29, 1978, lot 16); (via P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C.; 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. 71, ii/iv
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (The Muller Dynasty, Jan Piet Filedt Kok, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 33, iii/v
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