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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R2035
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
Terpsichore
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Nine Muses
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1592
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/244551
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper,
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 24.3 × 16.7 cm (9 9/16 × 6 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, at lower edge of image area, to right: 5 HG[monogram]. in [note: New Hollstein says the inscription says fecit rather than in and there is evidence of burnishing and correction in this area]
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, left and right: Terpsichoren cythara, et peramenis callidu neruis / Testudo decorat; gaudet saltuq, // Et blandis modulis, et plectro exultat eburno, Affectusq mouet, tenerisq irritat amores. / F.E.
  • inscription: verso, graphite: [in John Witt Randall's hand:] B. 150. / B. ays; HG[monogram] fe. - On this impression / it is seen that a change has been made after the mono: / gram. / Goltzius[underlined]
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: H / H A / 2691[underlined] / 3oo / srt[?] 50
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Randall CXollection accession stamp (Lugt 2130)] 2035
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
between ii and iii/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 133, Hollstein 152, Bartsch 150, Filedt Kok 90.5, The Illustrated Bartsch 0301.150
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R2035
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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