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 (II/III)

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.4 x 16.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7245

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, lower center, above engraved border: .7.; in lower margin, below engraved border: 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. E.

Signed

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

Markings

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: 7245 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Erato. [underlined]

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund