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Mercury (from the series Eight Roman Gods)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), After Polidoro da Caravaggio (Italian, about 1497–about 1543)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 254; Hollstein 303

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.4 x 21.3 cm (13 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7278

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, upper center: MARCVRIVS; lower left: Polidorus.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: HG. Sculpt.

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: 7278 [Lugt 1870]

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