Translation of the Latin text below the image: “How many evils does lust, constrained by no limit, compel, and with what a sweet song drags even the purest minds of mortals into every (kind of) upheaval. [sed cito quam fallimur: something like, “but how quickly we are led astray” or “but how quickly we decline”]. Death takes over brief life, brief joy. What smiles for a moment grieves for eternity.” Translation by A. Szegedy-Maszak and Michael Roberts, Wesleyan University, 2006.
Watermark: Crowned shield with crozier; countermark: the numeral 4 with letters appended. Similar to Heawood 1199 & 1201, 1616
OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2019
From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 21, 2019-January 27, 2020.
Susand Schulman Printseller, New York, New York, and Carolyn Bullard Fine Prints and Drawings; sold to present collection, 2019.
Franken-van der Kellen 114; Hollstein 152 II/III (I-Before signature, date and the text in the margin. With the text in the fairy ring. Amsterdam (cut); only their state II impression illustrated on Rijksmuseum website); II-as described, plate complete; I
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