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Apollo and the Muses

1565
Engraved by Frans Floris (Netherlandish, 1519 or 1520–1570), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) vol. IX, no. 14 (first state)

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.2 x 42.5 cm (12 11/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.13

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in box, upper left: MVSARVM INVENTA./CLIO historiam./THALIA plamtarú artem./EVTERPE tibias./MELPOMENE cantilenas/TERPSICHORE tripndium-/ERATO nuptialia/POLYMNIA agriculturant-/VRAIA astrologiam/CALLIOPE poesim-

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: Franciscus Floris Inuentor/F-H- fecit; on tablet, lower right: Hier./Cock/excu-/debat -/1565

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; MFA stamp with acceccion number in pencil: 67.13; unidentified collector's stamp [letters and numbers in a brown circle]; in pencil: c33244; 2[circled]; Apollo [?]/J. [?]; 1565 _ seltenes Haupt Lott .[?] Sternberg[?] 14 g[?]; [?]; F. HUYS H 14

Provenance

January 11, 1967, purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd. (dealers), London, by the MFA.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis