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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R2046
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
After Bartholomeus Spranger, Netherlandish (1546 - 1611)
Title
The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche (right plate)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1587
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/244672
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper, darkened to cream and laid down
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 43.7 × 28.8 cm (17 3/16 × 11 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, in tablet at lower right of design area: BARTOVS. SPRANGERS ANTVS. / INVEN. ANNO. 1587. / HG[monogram]oltzius Sculp. et excud.
  • inscription: in plate, bottom margin to left, center, and to right: Psyche hæc, illa Anima est diuino equata decori, / Quam malesuada Venus (meliore Cupidine Sponso) / Quamq soror Mens illa procax, que nupsit Auerno / Angelico exturbata choro, et soror altera, Carnis // Ille cebræ, incautam tanta oppressêre ruina, / Quantam homines patimur; frigus, morbumq, famem, / Bellaq, et insidias, et fata nouissima Mortem. / Non tulit hoc Amor ille sacer, Diusq Cupido, // Sed Patris implorauit opem, sponseq misertus / Impetrat eternum Nectar, vitæq beatæ / Ambrosiam; potitur votis iam letus, at illam / Fæcundat seclo nullo interitura Voluptas.
  • inscription: lower left corner of design area, graphite, in Randall's hand: Plate 1
  • collector's mark: verso of secondary support, blue stamp with graphite numbering below: [Randall Collection accession stamp (Lugt 2130)] 2046
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/iv
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 341 (right plate), Bartsch 277, Filedt Kok 31, TIB0301.277
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R2046
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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