NABOKV-L post 0008804, Mon, 27 Oct 2003 10:17:46 -0800

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[Fwd: Re: Re: Background on PALE FIRE's "Et in Arcadia Ego"
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>>>Based on Panofsky, one of my dictionaries of quotations claims that the
first one to use the phrase "Et in Arcadia ego" was not Poussin (1594-1665)
but the Parma painter Bartolomeo Schidone or Schedoni (1559?-1615).<<<

Guercino was earlier than Poussin as well, also using the skull and shepherd
motif:
http://artyzm.com/world/g/guercino/et.htm