The Adoration of the Magi (from the Early Life and Birth of Christ series, 5th of 6 plates)

1594
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), In the manner of Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 019, ii/v; M. Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius) 12 (I/II)

Dimensions

Platemark: 47.3 x 35.2 cm (18 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.) Sheet: 47.8 x 35.5 cm (18 13/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

2001.802

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Monogrammed in image at the upper left on the shield over the door.

Markings

Watermark: arms of Basel with 3 circles; recto, lower center, oval blindstamp (not indentified); verso, mark of Pierre Mariette

Provenance

Pierre Mariette (b. 1634 - d. 1716), Paris. November 30, 1995, Sotheby's, London, lot 39, to Thomas E. Rassieur; December 2001, his gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas E. Rassieur in memory of Eleanor A. Sayre