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Inscription

lower right in plate: A. Bloemaert inue. / J. Saenredam sculp. / 3; four line Latin text across bottom in plate: Ambitiosa ... fructus.; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: DTTC

Provenance

Private collection (indistinct armorial mark); Jan Baptist de Graaf, Amsterdam [1742-1804]; Heinrich Schwarz, Vienna (Lugt 1372); (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 May 1994, lot 172); (David Tunick, New York); purchased by NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1995
Recent Acquisitions of Works of Art on Paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995.
Bibliography
1949
Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge