A Sea Goddess (from the series Demogorgon and the Deities)

Tethys
Amphitrite
Aphrodite
Venus Marina
Salacia
Galathea

designed about 1588-1590
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 235, i; Hirschmann 368; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), VIII, 368; Strauss 422; TIB comm. .235; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 7; New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 296 II

Dimensions

Sheet (cut to oval line block border): 35.1 x 26.5 cm (13 13/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.607

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from a line block and one tone block in reddish brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in line block, lower right of center: HG. fe.

Markings

Watermark: crowns[?]; verso, stamp in red: DUBLETTE ALBERTINA [within a circle; L. 5g]; collector's stamp in brown ink: [W. G. Allen, L. 3590]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 63.607; in graphite: (205) Allen; v . 5. [circled]; [1 or 7] 10 (6); [other numbers in graphite difficult to see]

Provenance

Before 1922, Albertina, Vienna. After 1922, William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955; Lugt 3593), Boston; May 8, 1963, his bequest to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen