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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M21292
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
After Dirck Barendsz., Dutch (Amsterdam, Netherlands 1534 - 1592 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Title
The Venetian Wedding
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Venetian Ball
Alternate Title: Henry III of France on his visit to Venice in 1574 is offered his choice of a courtesan
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1584
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/256717
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed from two plates in black ink on two sheets of white antique laid paper, soiled and darkened
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
sheet: 42.8 × 73.8 cm (16 7/8 × 29 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, at lower edge of foreground, at right: Henricus Goltzius sculptor Ao. 1584.
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin, four distichs, reading from left to right: Hic Antenorei Connubia magna Senatus, / Patriciósq vides cœtus, Venetósq Hymeneos: // Et celebres thalami ritus tedásq iugales / Solennésq vrbis pompas, clarósq triumphos: // Tum matronarum cultus, habitúsq superbos, / Squalentésq auro vestes, gemmisq nitentes: / Que non visa prius, multisq inconita terris, / Nunc euulgantur totum spectanda per orbem.
  • inscription: verso, brown ink, incomplete, effaced, and illgegible, at lower left edge of sheet: I[?]....o. H|
Provenance
Charles Eliot Norton.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/iii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 311, Hollstein 292, Bartsch 247, Filedt Kok 10, The Illustrated Bartsch 0301.247
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Susan Norton
Accession Year
1990
Object Number
M21292
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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