Perseus and Andromeda

1597
Engraved by Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 162; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 212 (/IIII); Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.6 × 37.2 cm (10 1/2 × 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7321

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraved in plate, in margin below engraved border, lower left: Andromade ceto miserè devota marino,/Saposis scopulus, et duris cautibus heret:; lower center: Quam sibi mox Perseus audens se credere cælo,/Ereptam monstro, Sociah fædere iungit.; lower right: C. Schoneus.

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, within engraved borderline, lower left: A°. 1597. Cum privil. Sa. Cæ. M.; lower right: HGoltzius Inuent. I.Matham Sculp.

Markings

Watermark (not identified); recto, in graphite, lower right: [?]; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7321; in graphite: 366/3; [two othe inscriptions in graphite, not transcribed]

Provenance

Henry F. 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