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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R2055
People
Traditionally attributed to Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
Teiresias Striking Two Coupled Snakes with His Staff
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Tiresias Changed Into a Woman
Series/Book Title: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book III
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1589
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/244353
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 17.6 × 25.5 cm (6 15/16 × 10 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, above design borderline, to left and right: 8 / HG[monogram] inv. R d Baud. ex.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right: Hic duo serpentum coentia corpora, virgâ / Vir violans, vixit septem post foeminâ soles: // Octavo hos rursus, dum foemina percutit, anno, / Reddita forma priorm seusq et imago virilis. / G. Rÿkius
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Randall Collection accession stamp (Lugt 2130)] 2055
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
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollsein 579, Hollstein 555, Bartsch 78, Filedt Kok 79, The Illustrated Bartsch 0302.78
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R2055
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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