The Captain of the Infantry

1587
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 126; Hollstein (Dutch and German) 254; Hirschmann 254

Dimensions

Sheet: 28 x 19 cm (11 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5304

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Continues the sequence of warriors begun in about 1582. According to an annotation on one of the impressions, the Captain is Jacob Ruyckhaver of Haarlem. (Bartsch, vol. 3, p. 114)

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Præuius infractos reddo Dux Martis alumnos,/Spernere dum doceo cuncta pericla, meo.

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, lower center, within engraved border: A°1587. HGoltzius fecit.

Markings

Watermark: eagle with a fleur-de-lys pending and the number "4" and the letters WB attached below; verso: MFA stamp with accession number in graphite

Provenance

By 1997, Paul McCarron and Susan Schulman Fine Prints and Drawings, New York; May 1997, sold by Paul McCarron and Susan Schulman Fine Prints and Drawings 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