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Phaeton's Sisters Changed into Poplars, and Cygnus into a Swan (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses)

School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 054

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.4 x 25.1 cm (6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1728

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, left: Excipit Eridanus Phäetonta tepentibus vdis/Fulmineo excussuui celitus igne Fouis.; right: Deplorant tumulum Clymene, Heliadesqz soreres,/Quas Dy populea fronde repente tegunt.; lower left: 4

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1728

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