Pikeman (Plate Nine)

1587
Jacob (Jacques) de Gheyn II (Dutch, 1565–1629), After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein 184 I/III

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.6 x 15.8 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.) Framed: 43.5 x 36.5 x 3 cm (17 1/8 x 14 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5313.9

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From the series of twelve “Officers and Soldiers” (of the bodyguard of Rudolph II)

A preparatory drawing by Goltzius is in the British Museum, inv. 1895.9.15.1021

Inscription

l.l . HG. excud. IDGeyn sculp.; c. Conferto turbare acies...nostra sarissa vetat. Numbered 9 at lower left.

Provenance

Kupferstich Kabinett Karlsruhe (Lugt 1603); to Furstlich Furstenberg. Norman Leitman (on long term loan to Williams College, Williamstown, MA). R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Prints and Drawings, Santa Barbara, CA; October 1999, sold by Light to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheaton, Concord, MA; 2009, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton