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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R2052
People
Traditionally attributed to Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
Pan and Syrinx
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Metamorphoses (Ovid, Book I)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1589
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/244352
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 17.6 × 25.2 cm (6 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.)
sheet: 19.5 × 27.1 cm (7 11/16 × 10 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower sheet margin, graphite, in Randall's hand: H Goltzius
  • watermark: [complex; illegible]
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin at left and right edges: 18. / 18
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right: Pana fugit Syrinx ripam Ladonis ad vdam, / Dumq fugit// numen fluminis orat opem// Veritur in calamum resonantis arundinis, hunc Pan / Clangentem dulci flamine semper amat.
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Randall Collection accession stamp (Lugt 2130)] 2052
Provenance
John Witt Randall, bequest to his sister.
Belinda Lull Randall, gift to Harvard University, 1892. sister of John Witt Randall
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 549, Hollstein 525, Bartsch 48, The Illustrated Bertsch 0302.48
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R2052
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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