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Philips Galle (1537-1612)

1582
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 170; Hollstein (Dutch) 190 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 13.7 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7253

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: In ære, Lector, ora scalpta guæ vides,/Imaginem esse Gallionis ut scias;/ Meo, aut alius indice haud opus tibi:/Modo ante visus ille vel semel tibi./O erudita lima, o artifex manus,/Beata Gallione Goltzy manus,/Beata Gallionis ora Goltzio. [flourish, partly trimmed off at bottom]

Signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Henricus/Goltzius fecit/1582

Markings

No watermark; verso, in black ink: P. mariette 1698 [Pierre Mariette; Lugt 1788]; WS [William Sharp; Lugt 2650]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: P7253 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

1698, Pierre Mariette (b. 1634 - d. 1716), Paris; mid nineteenth century, William Sharp (b. 1749 - d. 1824), Manchester, England; March 1 - 11, 1879, his sale, Sotheby's, London. 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