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in image, at bottom right: B. Sprangers in argillâ, formâ hemisphaericâ, pruis effinxit / Joan: Mullerus in aere incidebat.; below image: Qui venit ulturus praereptos Matris honores / Filuis en iaculis laeditur ipse suis. / Ut Psychen vidit, visam mox saucius ardet, / versaque in affectum paena parata fuit. / Nèc modus: hanc nexu sociat sibi deindè iugali, / Quae viuit Veneri post quoque grata nurus. / At felix Psyche est, quam sanctior ille Cupido / Usque suo praesens igne thoroque fouet.; below image, at left: Cornelus Danckert / Excudit; below image, at right: Harman Mul. excu. / 28

Provenance

(Frederick Mulder, London); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C., purchased June 21, 1988; 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. 51, ii/ii
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. 70, iii/iv
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