Hans Bol (b. 1534 - d. 1593)

1593 or 1594


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 161; Hollstein 177 (I)

Dimensions

Platemark: 26.1 x 18.1 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.) Sheet: 29 x 25.6 cm (11 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7249

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in border surrounding portrait: IOANNES BOLLIVS ME CHLINIENSI...PICTOR.ÆT. LVIIII.A°.CIC[in reverse].IC[in reverse].XCIII.; in cartouche below: Caelatam Vitrici effigiem Francise tuere,/Virtutem spectate magis, vitamq probatam,/Pictricem admirare manium, qua florida Tempe,/Et nemus Alcinoi penicillo aequauit amenum/edicat hanc grato tibi pectore Goltzius, at tu/Pignus amicitie laetu cupe mente, manuqz.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: HG

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7249 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: 8/1[?]

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