Requires Photography

Erato (from the Nine Muses series)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 152; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 154

Dimensions

Platemark: 25 x 16.7 cm (9 13/16 x 6 9/16 in.) Sheet: 25.7 x 17.4 cm (10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.2400

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Nomen amoris habens cultrix Permessidos vnde,/Leta Erato, et grato permulcens Phocida cantu,/Hec radio certo totum diseriminat orbem,/Euriq', zephyriq plagas, Boreq', Nothiq'/F.E68

Signed

Signed in plate, left of lower center: HG gecit.

Markings

Watermark: [two lines of words - a later impression?]; recto, lower right: F.E 68; verso, collector's stamp[?] in purple: CON_F; in graphite: Base/[?]/10oo

Provenance

November 12, 1953, gift of Mrs. Charles E. Milmine, Lakeville, Connecticut, to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Milmine