Inscribed, in plate, lower left: O! verè felix, fugiens qui gaudia mundi / In sylvis vitam degere solus amat; / Abraham, Bloemaert invent:; inscribed, in plate, lower right: Sic latitans' Soliq Deo servire paratus / Continuis precibus regna Superna petit, / Fred Bloemaert Sculp: N: Visscher exc.; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in brown ink upper left: +3~; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower center: 644; reverse, on mount, inscribed, in graphite, lower right 18~2h / 20
Dr. David James, Miami, Florida; sold to present collection, 1964.
Hollstein 268; Marcel G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons, 1993, pp. 136-137, no. 89.
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