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Calliope (the first engraving in the Nine Muses series)

1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 146; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 148

Dimensions

Platemark: 25 x 16.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.) Sheet: 28.8 x 21.3 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1708

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, dated lower left: A° 1592.; right of center: I.; on scroll, lower center: Ioanni Sadelero Serenis. mi Ducis Bauarie/Chlcoggrapho, amico vnice dilecto, Nouem/hasce Musas HGoltzius amicitie ergo D.D; in lower margin: Prima characteres, vocumq elementa notanit,/Quoq Deûm laudes, et quo prelustria facta/Congruat Heroum describere carmine, prima/Calliope edicuit Clary celeberrima cetus./F.Estius; 62

Signed

lower right: HGoltzius Inuent.et sculptor.

Markings

no watermark; verso: MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1708; in graphite: S 26; Calliope; Dutuit IV. 428.146-54./1st state.;The muses/series of 9 plates./B III.45.146-54.

Provenance

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Boston)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock