Clio (from The Nine Muses series, 4th of 9 plates)
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)
Bartsch 149; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 151; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part I) 132 (I/II)
Sheet: 24.7 x 16.7 cm (9 3/4 x 6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Inscribed in plate, left of center, within engraved border: 4; in lower margin: Gesta ducum, Regumq canit Parnassia Cleo,/Historicis mandatq modis, et fortia facta/Heroum nè tempus edax, nè conterat etas/Inuidiosa cauet, longumq extentit in Æuum./F.E.
Signed in plate, lower right: HG. fecit.
Watermark (yes, but not yet identified); verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7242 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Clio[underlined]/over History[underlined]./ She had Hyacinthia/by Pierus son of Magnes.
Henry Foster Sewell (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund