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upper center, in plate, in image: IOB.; lower right, in plate, numbered in image: 5; below image, in plate: Omnibus amissis, post mille pericula, rebus: / Post tot difficiles casus, varios cruciatus, / JOB quibus infesto tentatus Dæmone, Amicis, / Coniuge fallaci, passus tamen est fide cucta / Constanter, firmusque, nimis testudinis instar, / Mansit, quam poterit tectam con fringere nemo. (When Job had lost all his possessions after trial without number, after so many difficulties and so many torments of every kind by which he was tested by the hostile devil, and by his friends and his deceitful wife, his faith yet enabled him to endure all those trials steadfastly, and he remained as strong as a tortoise, whose shell no one can break. [translation from Veldman, Ilja. "Dirck Volkertsz. Coornhert and Heemskerck's allegories." In Maarten van Heemskerck and Dutch humanism in the sixteenth century, p.66. Maarssen: Gary Schwartz, 1977.])

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(Craddock and Barnard, London); purchased by NGA, 1974.

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Craddock and Barnard
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. Maarten van Heemskerck. Parts I and II. Compiled by Ilja M. Veldman and edited by Ger Luijten. Roosendaal: Koninklijke van Poll, 1993.
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