Inscribed on the album page below the design, in brown ink, "Victrix malorúm patientia (title) / Dúrúm, sed leviús fir patienta. Qúidqúid corrigere est nefas" ('Tis hard: but by endurance that grows lighter which Heaven forbids to change for good). The text is from Horace, "Odes", Book I, 24, lines 19-20.
Netherlandish drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Flemish drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Felice Stampfle ; with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. New York : The Library, 1991, p. 90, no. 185.
Watermark: since the drawings are laid down, no watermarks, if any, are visible, even with fiber-optic light.
Engraved in reverse, 1607.
Also see records on Van Veen Album (III, 146-157).