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above portrait, in plate: Non. nec Ista quesivi. Ma. I Nicquet / Aetat. Suae. 56. Ao. 1595; in image at right, in plate: HG; lower left, in margin below image, in plate: Tu mea non vultum, sobols, vanamque figuram / Conspice, sed laudis facta Imitanda dedy / Nicquiettus, Iusta Corpus Ratione guberno, / Me sequere: Effigies Viva Parentis eris. (You, my son, look not upon my face nor solely at my appearance, but I have also performed praisworthy deeds worthy of emulation. I, Nicquet, direct my Body in the Right Manner. Follow me and you will be the Living Image of your father.); lower right, in margin below image, in plate: Gods Beelt, o mensch, sijt ghij. Soomen In u aenschout / Deught and Eerbaerheijt, die boven die Sonn' blicket / Als syn wederschijnsel Datselve om u houwt / Mijn kinderen vred'saem, En onder syn hant Nicquet. (God's image art thoughh, oh man. While in you one detects Virtue and Honour, that glitters above the Sun, as his reflection. Remember this my children, peacefully, and yield to his hand.)

[translations from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 163.]

Exhibition History
2000
Small Northern European Portraits from The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2000, brochure checklist no. 42.
Bibliography
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
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 236, ii/ii.
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