The Captain of the Infantry
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)
Bartsch 126; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol VIII) 254; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 287 (I/I)
Sheet: 28.5 x 19.5 cm (11 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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)
Inscribed in plate, in lower margin: Præuius infractos reddo Dux Martis alumnos,/Spernere dum doceo cuncta pericla, meo.
Signed and dated in plate, lower center, within engraved border: A°1587. HGoltzius fecit.
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]
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)
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund