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lower right, in plate, in image: Peccatum; upper center, in plate, in image: CHRISTUS.; lower right, in plate, numbered in image: 8; below image, in plate: Vnica Cunctipotens hominum Spes, veraque; vita / CHRISTVS, morigerus fuit æterno vsque Parenti / Ad mortem, mortemque; crucis scelerosam. / Ætera celsa super iam cernimus, omneque nomen / Evectum atque triumphantem, post Tartara, Mundum, / Daemona, Peccatum, truculentos, depopulata. (The almighty Christ, the only hope of mankind and the true life, was obedient to the eternal father unto death, the abominable death of the cross. Now we see him raised in triumph above heaven and above all name, now that Tartarus, the world, the devil, sin and the savage demons have been swept away. [translation from Veldman, Ilja. "Dirck Volkertsz. Coornhert and Heemskerck's allegories." In Maarten van Heemskerck and Dutch humanism in the sixteenth century, p.69. Maarssen: Gary Schwartz, 1977.])

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

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Craddock and Barnard
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.
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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