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lower left, in cartouche, in plate: .Brueghel. Inuet; lower center, in image, in plate: H. Cock. excude. Cum. privileg. 1558.; lower right, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; lower margin, at left, in plate: VENITE. BENEDICTI. PATRIS. MEI. IN. REGNVM. AETERNVM. / ITE. MALEDICTI. PATRIS. MEI. IN. IGNEM. SEMPITERNVM. (Come you, blessed by my father, into the Eternal Kingdom, and you, cursed by my father, go into the everlasting fire.); lower margin, at right, in plate: Compt ghy gebenedyde myns vaders hier / En ghaet ghy vermaledyde in dat eeuwighe vier. (Come you, blessed by my father, here, and you, the cursed, go into the everlasting fire.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 163.]

Bibliography
1908
Bastelaer, Rene van. Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien. Brussels: G. van Oest et Cie, 1908.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Pieter Bruegel, Nadine Orenstein author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 8, state i/ii.
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