Goltzius's engraving is after a red chalk drawing by Spranger that is now in the Uffizi, Florence.
in plate, lower center: B. Spranger Inuent.; in lower margin, left: Virgo Palestinas inter rosa roscida matres/Infanti Domino rerum bellaria prebet.; right: Adstat , et arridet blandè Iesseus Ioseph,/Quemq tremunt celi tenero blanditur alumno. F. Estius.
lower right: HGoltzius Sculp.
watermark: coat of arms with fleur-de-lis, crowned, with dangling W[?]; recto, lower right, the letter G dry stamped: G [possibly Jean-Baptise Glomy; Lugt 1119]; MFA stamp with former accession number in graphite: 30301
July, 1924, acquired by the MFA...
Gift of Mrs. H. A. Jahn