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in image, in cartouche at top right: MORS INIQVA QVID TANTVM / DECVS RAPIS? PIETAS AEQVA / QVAE ET MORTVAM SERVAS; in image, in oval around portrait at right: CHRISTINA MVLLERINA VXOR B. SPRANGER; in image, at bottom left: QVID ANTE DIEM VVLTIS? TE / TEMPVS VETAT OCCIDERE. TE / ARTES PRAECLARAE CADERE.

Provenance

(Paul Prouté, S.A., Paris); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C., purchased June 7, 2007; 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. 332, undesc./ii
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