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The Et in Arcadia ego motto is also found on the tomb in the painting The Shepherds of Arcadia by Nicolas Poussin 1593-1665, which so remarkably resembled one which seems always to have stood—in one form or another—by the road from Rennes-le-Château and Couiza to Arques.
His notes record the main features of the Stüblein' version, except for the Et in Arcadia ego motto.
And the earliest known appearance of the phrase Et in Arcadia ego in art is in a sixteenth-century German engraving, entitled The King of the New Sion dethroned after having inaugurated the Golden Age…39