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lower left, in image, in plate: Antonius Bloclandt invent. / Henricus Goltzius sculp. et excude. / gedruckt tot Haerlem.; lower right, in image, in plate: Ao 1582.; below image, in plate: Ne iustus pereat reprobis sociatus, edaci / E flamma manibus ducitur angelicis: / Parcitur oppidulo, sibi quod selegerat hospes: / In saxum versa coniuge sollicita. / Sis pius, et nullo trepida in discrimine quamvis / Undique vicinos poena cruenta trahat. (So that the just are not brought down with the sinners, angels lead him out of the all-consuming fire. The town he had chosen to stay in is spared, while his worried wife is turned to stone. Be pious and never tremble at danger, although the people around you are bloodily punished. [translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 42.)]

Exhibition History

Graven Images: The Rise of Professional Printmakers in Antwerp and Haarlem, 1540-1640, as Lot Leaving Sodom, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Evanston, Illinois; Ackland Art Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, no. 59.


Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 312, i/ii.

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