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lower center in plate: Polycrates Sami Tyrannus, opibus et felicitate inclytus, ab Orete Persarum Satrapa captus, ac cruci / affixus docuit, neminem ante obitum mer ito dici posse felicem. / Salvator Rosa Inu. pinx. Scul. (Polycrates, tyrant of Samos, famous for hi s wealth and good fortune, when he was captured by Oretes, Satrap of the Persians, and fastened on a cross, showed that no man can truly be called happy until he is dead.)

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Earl Spencer (L.2341a)

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Artemis Fine Arts Inc.
Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna: J.V. Degen, 1802-1821.
1979
Wallace, Richard W. The Etchings of Salvator Rosa. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
1992
Theodoli, Olimpia. Salvator Rosa, 1615-1673: Acqueforti. Bergamo: Alcon, 1992.
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