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Euterpe (from The Nine Muses series, 6th of 9 plates)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 151; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 153; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part I) 134 (I/II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.5 x 16.6 cm (9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7244

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Euterpen calami, et genialis Tibia honestat,/Et quo cantari consuerunt Pythia versu;/Illa Aganippeos colles, saltusq peragrat,/Concentu dulcis, doctoq' Mathemate clara./F E

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: HG . fecit .

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7244 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Euterpe [underlined]/over Music [underlined] & reckoned/the inventress

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