The Deluge (from a series illustrating Ovid's Metaphorphoses)
School of Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)
Bartsch 041 (engravings after designs by Goltzius)
Sheet: 17.6 x 25.1 cm (6 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Inscribed in plate, lower margin, left: Deucalioëe fluctus quis nesciat vnde/Morti homines pecudes illa ruina dedit.; right: Tanta Iouis lesi tulit indignatio terris/Excidia, vna suo Pyrrha relicta viro est.; lower left: 11.
Watermark: heart shaped shield with wings; verso, purple MFA Babcock Bequest stamp, with accession number in ink: 1721
Before 1899, William P. Babcok (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, his bequest to the MFA.
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock