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Labor and Diligence (from the series the Ways and Means to Fortune)

Inscription

in plate, above figures: Labor; Diligentia; lower left, within engraved border: .I. .1582.; in margin below engraved border, lower left: Cum labor. & Socias iungunt Industria aplmas,/Ars quoqe Palladiam meditatur pectore curam; lower right: Daermen geen arbeit spaert noch gheen Diligentie/Sietmen dat Conste baert diuersche Inuentie.

Signed

lower right: Henricus Goltzius inuet./et sculptor.Inpressum.Har,/lemi

Marks

no watermark; verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, in purple, with accession number in ink: 1707; in graphite: 10; Henri Goltzius/B. III. 37 110 in series 110-13./Work & Diligence/Dutuit IV. 423.110

Provenance

1899, bequest of William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Boston)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

1582

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 110; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 122

Accession Number

B1707

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