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Inscription

in image, at bottom right: Abraham. Bloemaert / inuentor / Ioann. Saenredam sculp. / et excudebat / 1604; below image: Coelitus edocta qui pastus ab alite vates / Venerat ad portas parva sarepta tuas: / Munus ait viduae ramalia sparsa tegenti / Exiguum gratus sed Cereale peto. / Cui mulier, tester viventis conscia Iovae / Numina et aeternum quem colis ipse Deum, / Dona laboratae Cereris no ulla, supersunt / Spes oleum et vitae parea farina meae / Pone metum mulier, quin hine abis, inquit Helias, / Et mihi, mox uobis liba parata refers? Nam Deus Abramidûm nostri miseratus ab alto / Haec ait, haec certa percipe dicta fide: / Urna renascentis foccunda farina / Stillantisque olei vena perennis erit. / Donec pacatum laxabit nubila caelum / Et grauis effusis decidet imber aquis. / T. Schreuelius; stamped on verso: 237

Provenance

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, Althorp [1758-1834] (Lugt 2341a). Ruth Kainen, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt); Gift to NGA, 2012.

Bibliography
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Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger: no. 16, i/v