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The Holy Family

about 1589
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), After Bartholomaus Spranger (Netherlandish, 1546–1611)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 275; Hollstein 319

Dimensions

Platemark: 28.3 x 21.5 cm (11 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 28.9 x 22 cm (11 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1668

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Goltzius’s engraving is after a red chalk drawing by Spranger that is now in the Uffizi, Florence.

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower center: B. Spranger Inuent.; in lower margin, left: Virgo Palestinas inter rosa roscida matres/Infanti Domino rerum bellaria prebet.; right: Adstat , et arridet blandè Iesseus Ioseph,/Quemq tremunt celi tenero blanditur alumno. F. Estius.

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: HGoltzius Sculp.

Markings

Watermark: coat of arms with fleur-de-lis, crowned, with dangling W[?]; recto, lower right, the letter G dry stamped: G [possibly Jean-Baptise Glomy; Lugt 1119]; MFA stamp with former accession number in graphite: 30301

Provenance

July, 1924, gift of Mrs. H. A. Jaun, San Francisco, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. A. Jahn