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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
To Each His Own
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Abuses of the Law
Series/Book Title: Litis Abvsvs
Original Language Title: Mÿnn et dÿn ... I Cor.10:24. Is.59:8
Work Type
c. 1576
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Physical Descriptions

Engraving printed in brown ink on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream
plate: 18.5 × 22.2 cm (7 5/16 × 8 3/4 in.)
sheet: 25.1 × 32.9 cm (9 7/8 × 12 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper margin, brown ink: Jo 98 e.
  • inscription: in plate adjacent to major figures, left to right, the Latin and Dutch names as separate lines: Tuum Diin. / Meum Miin / Endracht Cōcordia / Charitas Liefde / Pax Vrede / Timor Dei Urose Goods
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, centered: .1. LITIS ABVSVS
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right, the first lines of left and right run together as the title: Mÿnn en dÿn verdrwen door onmatich begeren.. / Nemo quod suū est quærat, sed quod alterius. 1 cor. 10. Oēs q sua sunt quærunt. Phil. 2. / Et quoniam abundabit iniquitas: refrigescet charitas multorum. Matthei. 24. / Viam pacis nescierunt, et non est iudicium in gressibus eorum. Esai. 59. / Qui sine timore est, nō poterit iustificari, iracūdia enī animositatis illius, subuersio illius est. Ecli. 1. // die zoete Liefde, Eendracht, Vreed. en Urees des heeren. / Niemantes sůche seinen eignen nutz, sunder der nitzi des anderen. 1 Corint. 10. / Vnd dieweyl die vngereschtigkeit wirdt uberhād nēmē wirdt die lieb in vilē erkalten. / Den wág des fridens kennend sy mit: in iren gengen ist kein billigkeit. Esai.. 59. / Das vngerecht gemut mag nie gerechtlich hanten. dá das wākē seines gemůts macht in falllē. Ecli. 1.
  • collector's mark: verso, blue stamp with graphite numbering within: MC [monogram; Marjorie B. Cohn] 02
  • inscription: verso, graphite : 63.2003
  • watermark: Grapes?


Recorded Ownership History
Library of Rouche-Guyon. Album of multiple sets auctioned off, c. 2002, at Hotel Drouot, purchased by Proute

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 186, The Illustrated Bartsch 160k

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Loan in honor of Robert and Barbara Wheaton
Object Number
European and American Art

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