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lower left, in image, in plate: Bruegel inuet.; lower right, in image, in plate: H. Cock. excud. 1570; lower right, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; in lower margin, at left, in plate: Martius, Aprilis, Maius, sunt tempora ueris. (March, April, and May are the months of Spring.); in lower margin, in central cartouche, in plate: VER / Pueritie compar (Spring, similar to childhood); in lower margin, at right, in plate: Vere Venus gaudet florentibus aurea sertis. (In Spring golden Venus rejoices in garlands of blooming flowers.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 236.]

Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 29, state i/iii.
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