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Erato (from the Nine Muses series)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 152; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 154

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.4 x 16.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7245

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, lower center, above engraved border: .7.; in lower margin, below engraved border: 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. E.

Signed

left of lower center: HG fecit.

Markings

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7245 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Erato. [underlined]

Provenance

Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund