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Jupiter and Io (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 046 (engravings after designs by Goltzius)

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.6 x 25.2 cm (6 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

B1722

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left: Juppiter Inachiden densa caligine stuprat,/Juno sui sensit furta petulca viri.; right: Quod deus aduertens, Iö sub imagine vacce/Occuluit, que pòst de boue facta dea est.; lower left: 16.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1722

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