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

Tethys
Amphrite
Aphrodite
Venus Marina
Salacia
Galathea

designed about 1588–89
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), Published by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (Dutch, 1571–1638)


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 IIIa

Dimensions

Sheet (cut to oval line block border): 35 x 26.4 cm (13 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

M20382

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, with line block and two tone blocks in tan and olive green

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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

Markings

watermark: three crowns with illegible name below [see Briquet 5097]; verso, black MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 20382

Provenance

H. G. Gutenkunst (dealer), Stuttgart; May, 1905, purchased at Gutenkunst auction by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase