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bottom of image, in plate: HG Inve.; below image, at left, numbered in plate: 3; below image, in plate: Opportuna dies operi, duroqué labori est, / Tunc desudando passim se quisque fatigat. (The day is suitable for work and hard labour, at that time everyone everywhere works himself into a lather.)

[Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 217.]

Provenance

Pierre Mariette [1634-1716], Paris (Lugt 1789). Franz Rechberger? [1771-1843], Vienna (Lugt 2133). (Christopher Mendez, 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. 99, 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. 686, i/iii
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