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The Deluge (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metaphorphoses)

about 1589
School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 041 (engravings after designs by Goltzius)

Dimensions

Sheet: 17.6 x 25.1 cm (6 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1721

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower margin, left: Deucalioëe fluctus quis nesciat vnde/Morti homines pecudes illa ruina dedit.; right: Tanta Iouis lesi tulit indignatio terris/Excidia, vna suo Pyrrha relicta viro est.; lower left: 11.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark: heart shaped shield with wings; verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1721

Provenance

Before 1899, William P. Babcok (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock