Requires Photography

Battus Changed into a Stone (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch III.107.66

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.6 x 25.3 cm (6 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.) Sheet: 19 x 25.8 cm (7 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

B1731

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Septenis Phebo inflatur dum fistula cannis,/Dioxit Atlantiades in iuga celsa boues. right: Indicat hoc Tattus; Maia mox ringitur ortus/Fit Battusqz index ille repente lapis; lower left: 16

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1731; in graphite: 1/2/ -

Provenance

Before 1899, William P. Babcok (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock