Requires Photography

Anna Fullings (Goltzius's Mother) [?]

formerly thought to be Catharina Dekker, or Agatha Scholiers

about 1583
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 210; Hollstein 225

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.9 x 11.9 cm (6 1/4 x 4 11/16 in.) Sheet: 18.2 x 14 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

P7268

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in margin below portrait: Damnosa quid non imminuit dies:/Aetas parentum peior auis, tulit/Nos nequiores: mox daturos/Progeniem vitiosiorem. [What deterioration comes with each passing day/Our parents' era even more than that of our forebears/has made us still less fit, causing us to produce even more defective progeny]

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: HGoltzius fecit

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7268 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: 210

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund