Requires Photography

Terpsichore (from the Nine Muses series)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 150; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 152

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.8 x 16.8 cm (9 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 25.1 x 17 cm (9 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7243

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

left of signature, above within engraved border: 5; in lower margin: Terpsichoren, cythara, et peramenis callida [interrupted by the bottom of the lyre breaking out of the frame]neruis/Testudo decorat; gaudet saltuq iocisz/Et blaudis modulis, et plectro exultat eburno, Affectusq mouet, tenerosq irritat amores./F.E.

Signed

lower right: HG fe

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7243 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Tersichore[underlined]/over Dancing[underlined] reckoned/the inventress.

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