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Clymene Urging Phaëton to Find Helios (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

about 1589
School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 050 (engravings after designs by Goltzius)

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.5 x 25.1 cm (6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1726

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left: Opprobrys Epaphi Phaeton marcescit amaris/Quamq potest Clymenen vt ferat oratopens; right: Illa sui solis radiantia lumina monstras,/Per Styga, perq deos deierat esse patrem.; lower left: 20

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1726; in graphite: [?]

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