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in plate, in image, at bottom center: .PAME. [monogram of Pieter van der Heyden]; in plate, in image, at lower right: .H. cock excu.; in plate, in image, at lower right: Bruegel Invent; in plate, in margin below image: TOBLITE Ȏ PORTE, CAPITA VESTEA, ATTOLLIMINI FORES SEMPITERNE, ET INGREDIETVR REX ILLE GLORIOSVS (free version of Psalm 24:9: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 210.]; on verso, in graphite at lower center: Van Bast. 119; on verso, in graphite at bottom center: DTIIADBH

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Rev. John Burleigh James (Lugt 1425)


Rev. John Burleigh James [1811-1891], Shropshire, England; Hope and Julian Edison [1929-2017], St. Louis; gift to the NGA, 2019.


The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 7, state i/ii.

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