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Inscription

in image, at bottom left, in plate: HGoltzius Invenit / Sculpsit et divul / gavit. / Ao 1585; below image, in plate: Ut Phoebus nitido lascivum lumine Martem, / Et Paphiae prodit turpiae furta Deae: / Sic fucata Deus sceleratae crimina vitae / Cernit, et occultum non sinit esse nefas. (As Phoebus with his shining light betrays the debauchery of Mars and the secret infamies of Fenus, so God sees the gross transgressions of people who live in crime and He does not allow the sin to remain hidden. [translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 50.)]

Provenance

(William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York); Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C., purchased December 13, 1989; Gift to NGA, 2012.

Exhibition History
2013
Northern Mannerist Prints from the Kainen Collection, NGA, 2013 - 2014.
Bibliography
1921
Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie; no. 137, 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. 150, i/iii
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