Requires Photography

Temperance (from a series of The Virtues series, one of seven plates)

1597
Designed by Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), Engraved by Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 123; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) one of 256-262 I/V; Léna Widerkehr (New Hollstein)

Dimensions

Image: 13.1 × 10 cm (5 3/16 × 3 15/16 in.) Sheet: 14.3 × 10 cm (5 5/8 × 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

B2590.2

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower margin:Nec mihi delicie grate, nec fæda voluptas;/Contemno luxum, vili conyenta paratu.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA Babcock Bequest stamp in purple (Lugt 207), with accession number in ink: 2/2 / 2590

Provenance

William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock