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upper right, on tree in gold: GH / 1580; upper center in violet ink: VT CERVVS AD FONTES AQVARVM.(“As the hart pants after the fountain of water” Psalms 41:2) (Latin Vulgate Bible); lower center in red/violet ink: ITA ANIMA MEA DESIDERAT AD TE DEVS. (“So my soul pants after you, O God.” Psalms 41:2) (Latin Vulgate Bible)
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Anguibus exuitur, tenui cum pelle vetustas: / Nec faciunt Cervos cornua iacta senes.; lower center in brown ink: Altera pars fidens pedibus dat terga sequenti: / Ut timidi lepores, et fulvo tergore damae, / Et capto fugiens Cervus sine fine Timore.


Emperor Rudolph of Austria; Lessing J. Rosenwald, Alverthorpe, PA; gift to NGA, 1987.

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