Requires Photography

Terpsichore (from the Nine Muses series, 5th of 9 plates)

about 1592
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 150; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 152; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part I) 133 (III/III)

Dimensions

Platemark: 25.1 x 16.7 cm (9 7/8 x 6 9/16 in.) Sheet: 29 x 20.6 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

B1712

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in lower margin: Terpsichoren, cythara, et peramenis callida [interrupted by the bottom of the lyre breaking out of the frame]neruis/Testudo decorat; gaudet saltuq iocisz/Et blaudis modulis, et plectro exultat eburno, Affectusq mouet, tenerosq irritat amores./F.E./66

Signed

Signed in plate, lower right: HG fe

Markings

Verso: MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1713; in graphite: Terpsichore/B. 150.

Provenance

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899, Boston)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock