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Pygmalion and Galatea

1593
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 138 (III); Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 158 (III)

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.6 x 21.6 cm (12 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

P7237

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in lower margin, left: Sulpsit ebur niueum quod virginis ora gerebat/Pygmalion, viue dixisses virginis ora.; right: Ipse opus author amans in imagine flagrat eburna,/Munere Acidalie cupido dein iuncta marita est./F.E. Stius.

Signed

lower right: R. Baudousu excu./ Anno. 1593./HGoltzius. Inuet et Sculp.

Markings

watermark [not identified; fleur-de-lis]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7237 [Lugt 1870]; in red pencil: 18

Provenance

Henry F. Sewell (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, Sewell collection purchased for the MFA by Harvey D. Parker.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund