Requires Photography

Erato (from The Nine Muses series, 7th of 9 plates)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 152; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 154; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part I) 135 (III/III)

Dimensions

Platemark: 25.1 x 16.7 cm (9 7/8 x 6 9/16 in.) Sheet: 28.9 x 20.5 cm (11 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

B1714

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Nomen amoris habens cultrix Permessidos vnde,/Leta Erato, et grato permulcens Phocida cantu,/Hec radio certo totum diseriminat orbem,/Euriq', zephyriq plagas, Boreq', Nothiq'/F.E68

Signed

Signed in plate, left of lower center: HG fecit.

Markings

No watermark; verso, Babcock Bequest stamp with accession number in ink: 1714; in graphite: Erato/B. 152; s/26

Provenance

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston, to the MFA

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock