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upper center, on plaque, in plate: ESA, 63; upper center, on plaque, in plate: Torcular calcaui solus / et de gentibus non est / vir merum (Isaiah 63 / I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me); lower center, on plaque, in plate: Ille hominum assertor caperis, Dominusq[ue], patiq[ue] / Cogeris à proprio vincula servitio: / Nostra Salus, moreris sed, quanquam mortuus esses, / Morti ipsam mortem mors tua CHRISTE dedit. / HGrotius, (You, the saviour of man, were imprisoned, and you, master, were forced to bear the shackles of your own slavery. You, our salvation, died, but though you died Christ, your death has driven death to its death.)

[translations by Jan Bloemendal in _The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700_. (Karel van Mander, Marjolein Leesberg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1999, no. 56, p. lxx.]

Provenance

Edward Arnold, Surrey, England; (his sale, Sotheby's, London, 6-8 May 1929?); (Charles Sessler, Philadelphia); purchased Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; gift to NGA, 1943.

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 Hertzberge
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Karel van Mander, Marjolein Leesberg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 56, i/iii
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