Inscribed on the album page below the design, in brown ink, "Cúlpam poena premit comes (title)/ ____ saepe Diespiter/ Neglectus, incesto addidit integrúm/ Rarò antecedentum scelestúm/ Deseruit pede poena claudo" (Often has outraged Jupiter involved the innocent with the guilty; but rarely does Venegence, albeit of halting gait, fail to o'ertake the guilty, though he gain the start). The title is from Horace, "Odes", Book IV, 5, line 24; the text is from Horace, "Odes", Book III, 2, lines 29-32.
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. 94, no. 198.
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).