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lower left, in image, in plate: HG. fecit; numbered, lower left in plate: 3; in margin below image, in plate: Errorem caedis pensat dum Mutius igne, / Vendicat Iliacos obsidione lares. / Civibus absumpta dedit hoc si Scaevola dextra, / Quae Iove non laesam restituente daret? (Because Mucius makes amends in the fire for his murder of the wrong man, he relieves the houses of Troy's descendants from the siege. If Scaevola achieved all this for his fellow citizens by sacrificing his right hand, what would he then achieve if Jupiter were to restore him without an injured hand?) [Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 90.]

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. 166, i/ii.
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