Quid mirum natura Iouis si cedat Amori [/] Et vaga per tkalamos ambulet illicitos. [/] ecce inter satyros nutritur lacte caprino, [/] Naturam capre, suxerat et sequitur.
A Blooteling Excudit Cum Privilegio.
Engraving. Plate: 465 x 360mm, (18¼ x 14"). Paper tone. Foxing in very large margins. Pinholes in lower left corner. Some very slight creasing not seen from front.
A later copy of Bolswert's engraving of Jacob Jordaens' (1593-1678) 'Infancy of Zeus' c.1630. The nymph Adrastea milks the goat Almathea in order to feed the infant-god who sits beside her beneath a tree. A satyr sits beside them playing a tambourine. On verso in ink "The original picture of Jordaens is said to be at Sir Gregory Pages"
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