The Captain of the Infantry

1587
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 126; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol VIII) 254; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 287 (I/I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.5 x 19.5 cm (11 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7235

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Continues the sequence of warriors begun in about 1582. According to an annotation on one of the impressions, the Captain is Jacob Ruyckhaver of Haarlem. (Bartsch, vol. 3, p. 114)

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Præuius infractos reddo Dux Martis alumnos,/Spernere dum doceo cuncta pericla, meo.

Signed

Signed and dated in plate, lower center, within engraved border: A°1587. HGoltzius fecit.

Markings

Watermark (yes, but not yet identified); recto, lower right: collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7235 [Lugt 1870]

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