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Inscription

lower center in image: Aug: Caracius faciebat; lower center below plate: D. HIERONYMO. / Purpura, fastus, opes procul este prophana / Dulce mihi Christo vivere, dulce pati: / Dulce more, quondam venturi ut Iudicis iras / Effugiam, extrema post mea fata die. / ILLUSTRI D. D. PETRO ANTONIO PRISCO VIRO INTEGERRIMO, ET BONARUM ARTIUM AMATOR. / Petrus Stepahnonius Vicentinus amicitiae, et grati animi ergo D. D.; Superior pmissu. [inscription on separate plate]

Provenance

Bernhard Keller, Schaffhouse (Lugt 384) [1789 - 1870]. Raffaele Alianello, Andria (Lugt no. 5k) [b. 1908]. (sale, Swann Galleries, 28 April 2016, no. 191); David H. McDonnell, Arlington, VA; gift to NGA, 2016.

Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821: no. 75
1979
Bohlin, Diane DeGrazia. Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1979: no. 213, iv/iv