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Inscription

upper center in plate: [Greek inscription, not deciphered] / Leopoldus virtus: [not deciphered]; l'oratorie dei Rhetor; lower center in plate: Soli, opt: max ar sermo rexum... / ...Vale lector candide et dextro gemo interim melioriubs utexe fatis / 79; I.H.; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: ue / [not deciphered]

Provenance

J. Burleigh James, Knowbury Park (Lugt 1425). (Paul Prouté S.A., Paris); purchased 2012 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2012
Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475 - 1540, cat. by Gregory Jecmen and Freyda Spria, NGA, 2012; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, 2014; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, 2014, no.
Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge: no. 66, ii/iii
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