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lower left, in image, in plate: PAME [artist's monogram]; lower right, in image, in plate: H. cock. excud. 1570.; lower right, in cartouche, in plate: Bruegel. inuentor.; in lower margin, in plate: MOPSO NISA DATVR, QVID NON SPEREMVS AMANTES. (Mopsus marries Nisa, what may not we lovers hope for.) [translation from Nadine Orenstein, ed., Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001, p. 246.]

Exhibition History
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 107.
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. 45, state i/iv.
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