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upper left in image: Ill.mo ac Ornatiss.mo Viro D. Carolo Antonio a Puteo Equestris / Miline Sti. STefani commendatori / Tua ad Te postliminio redeunt Eques Illust.me Quod enim haec visibilia invisibilis gratiae signo / sinsibilia salutis nostrae auxilia, stupenda divinae in nos charitatis miracula typicis hic vin- / -bris express prodeunt in lucem, tua sunt beneficia, mea nomina ea a museo tuo, naturae artis- / -que locuple issimo penu etuta ea mihin pro tua gentilitiaq, Puteorum magnanimitate, qua con- / -ctis in Urbe places, faves, prodesque, inexhaustus vere bonorum, Puteus ad Reipublicae Chri-stianae usum liberaliter commodata: suscipe igitur Tua, Eques Nobiliss.me; et patere ut, dum / Archetypo Callicae pietatis et industriae opera suo Domino repono; et extypa haec grati- / -tudinis meae donaria in amplo rotius Ecclesiae templo Puteo nomini deuotus appenda.m, / toroq Orbe innotescat et Puteorum beneficentia et nunquam moritura observantia / Tui Deuotiss: Servi / Nic.us Poussin Invet I Ioannis Dughet; lower right in image: Nic. Poussin.; lower left in image, in pen and ink: 63

Provenance

(sale, Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 7-8 June 1996, no. 5332, prints from a dilapidated album); (James Bergquist, Newton Centre, MA, 1996); purchased by NGA, 2020.

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