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upper center, in plate, in image: STEPHANUS; lower right, in plate, numbered in image: 7; below image, in plate: En pietate virum insignem, virtute decorum, / Clementem Stephanum, placidumque;, hilaremque:, benignum, / Munificum supra quam dici possit in omneis: / Nam moriturus constanter precibus, scleratis / Pro hostibus, orabat Dominum vultuque sereno, / Vno in quo fixit sibi Spem, metamque, salutis. (Behold the man conspicuous for piety, noble through virtuousness, the gentle Stephen, more peacable, cheerful, friendly and generous toward s all men than it is possible to say. On the point of death he prayed steadfastly and with a calm countenance for his wicked enemies to the Lord upon whom he had placed his hope, and upon no other, and from whom he awaited his deliverance. [translation from Veldman, Ilja. "Dirck Volkertsz. Coornhert and Heemskerck's allegories." In Maarten van Heemskerck and Dutch humanism in the sixteenth century, p.68. 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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