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upper center in black ink: LVPVS LVPINA[M] NON EST NEC CANIS CANINAM.; center right in (gold?): XXXVIII.; upper center of image on either side of plant in (gold?): CORONA IMPERIALIS.; animals in image numbered .1. and .2., in red ink; lower center in brown ink: Non ita difficile est, natura cum sit amicus, / Conciliare tibi Catulum, custodia fida: / Inconcussus amor canis est per tempora multa
Facing page: upper center in brown ink: Iubilate Domino omnis Terra / cantate, exultate, et“Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; make melody, rejoice and sing.” Psalms 97:4) (Latin Vulgate Bible); lower center in brown ink: Rite Canis latrat: fallax vulpecula gannit / Glancitat et Catulus: et lepores vagiunt.


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

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