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Frederick de Vries

Young Son of Theodoric Frisius

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 190; Hollstein 218


Sheet: 35.9 x 26.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Inscribed in plate, in cartouche: Thoodorico Frisio Pictori rgrogio/aput Vonctos amicitiæ et iliJ absentis/repræsontandi gratia D. D. [I dedicate this work to the outstanding painter Dirck de Vries in Venice and present to him his absent son.]; and in the lower margin, lower left: Quid tabula hoe capiat, fors non apis: en tibi paucis/Montom. Simplicitas quorit amatqz fidom.; lower right: Fida canis, simploxqz puor, quos Goltzius aptò/Vivero Phidiaca fecit in oro manu./P. Scriiverius. [Perchance you do not understand what this print means. Here is the meaning in a few words. Simplicity seeks and loves fidelity. The faithful dog and the simple boy, whom Goltzius has brought to life in copper with a skillful hand, like that of Phidias.]


Signed and dated in plate, lower left: Cum privil. Sa. Cæ. M./Anno 1597./HG


Verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7264 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: Fi.P


Henry Foster 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