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Polyhymnia (from the series The Nine Muses)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 153; Hollstein 155

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.6 x 16.6 cm (9 11/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7246

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, within engraved borders, lower left: 8; in lower margin, left: Rethorice fontes, luculentaq verba ministrat/Ore manuq docens gestus formare decoros,; right: Hymnosq et Peana canens Polyhymnia letum,/Aonias inter minime postrema sorores.; lower right: F.E.

Signed

lower right: HG fecit

Markings

no watermark; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7246 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Polymnia/over singing and rhetoric./deemed tghe inventriss/of Harmony [all underlined]

Provenance

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