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lower left, in plate, in image: .A.C fec.; lower center, in plate, in image: .H. Bol. Inu.; lower right, in plate, in image:.Sadl. exc.; lower right, in plate, in image: .1.5.8.5.; below image, in plate: Regalem ad coenam, natum coniungere sponsae, / Dum parat, invitat Dominus; renuere vocati, / Scilicet indigni; mox hinc genus omne vocavit / Convivas, poenis pravos ubi mulctat acerbis. Matt. 22. (While he prepares to join son and bride, the Lord issues invitations to a royal feast; evidently unworthy, the invitees decline; Hence he presently called upon every sort of table companion, and at the same time punished the wrongdoers with harsh penalties. Matthew 22. [translation from Melion, Walter S. and James Clifton_Through a Glass Darkly: Allegory & Faith in Nethlerlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt._Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 2019, p.153.])

Provenance

(William H. Schab, New York); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], 1962; gift to NGA, 1964.

Exhibition History
2019
Through a Glass Darkly: Allegory & Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2019, no. 66, repro.
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 Hertzberger.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (The Collaert Dynasty, Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesburg, authors). Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel: Sound & Vision Publishers, 2005: Part II, no. 236, state only; (Hans Bol, Ursula Mielke, author). Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel: Sound & Vision Publishers, 2015: Part I, no. 82.
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