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lower left, in image, in plate: HG. / Ao 1594.; lower left, numbered in image, in plate: 3; below image, in plate: Caeli opifex, rerum dominus, Divûm atque hominum Rex / Nascitur en vilis tuguri sub paupere tecto, / Et praesepe tenet, quem non capit arduus aether, / Non mare, non tellus, non vasti machina mundi. / F. Estius. (See, the creator of heaven, the lord of all things, the King of Gods and man, is born under the poor roof of a a miserable hut and He who is greater than the high ether, the sea, the earth, than all the structures of the great universe, lies inside a manager. F.[ranco] Estius.); center verso, in graphite by a later hand: H. GOLTIUS; lower center verso, in graphite by a later hand: B17, / DTMMBAK

[Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 210.]

Provenance

I.I. de Kouriss (Lugt 2722)

Associated Names
Benedict, Ruth B., Dr.
Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 14.
Bibliography
1802
Bartsch 17.
1921
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
1977
Strauss 1977, 319.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 10, ii/ii.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 14.
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