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Phaëton Driving the Chariot of the Sun (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 052

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.5 x 25.2 cm (6 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

B1727

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left: Audet Phebeas stulte attentare quadrigas,/Atqz impar humeris munus obire suis; right: Infelix audet Phaeton, quod numina terret,/Humanas mentes tanta libido rapit.; lower left: 2

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1726; in graphite: [?]

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