The Three Fates (from a series of Mythological Subjects, seventh of eight plates)

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 284; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 243; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Platemark: 29.8 × 21.2 cm (11 3/4 × 8 3/8 in.) Sheet: 30 × 21.5 cm (11 13/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7342

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, left of lower center: HG. Inuent.; lower left: 7.; in margin below image, lower left: Cuncta penes Parcas, Diuumq hominumq potestas,/Factaq voluuntur, quicquid et orbis agit.; lower right: Illis imperium cure Sceptrumq, ligoq,/Illarum in manibus vitaq morsq sita est.; lower right corner: 7.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7342

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund