- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
- The Farnesian Hercules
- Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Farnese Hercules
Series/Book Title: Three Famous Antique Sculptures
Series/Book Title: Antique Statues of Rome
- Work Type
- c. 1592 - 1617
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
- plate: 41.5 x 29.8 cm (16 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: HGoltzius sculp.
- inscription: engraved in plate, lower left corner of design area: HG[monogram]oltzius Sculp. Cum privilig. / Sa. Cæ. M. / Herman Adolfsz / excud. Haarlemen.
- inscription: lower margin, centered: Statúa antiqúa Romæ in palatio Cardinalis Fernisij / opús posthúmúm HG[monogram]oltzy, iam primum divulgat An°. M.D.C.X.VII.
- inscription: in plate, lower margin, to left and right: 1 / Dominto triformi rege Lusitaniæ, / Raptisq malis quæ Hesperi sub cardine // Servarat bortis aureis virgil draco, / Fessus quievi terror orbis Hercules. / Schrevel.
- inscription: in plate, on stone base of statue: HERCVLES VICTOR
- inscription: in plate, l.l., margin: 1
- (not assigned): verso: The reverse of this print bears an offset of another impression of the same print.It also retains exceptionally deep relief within the engraved lines.
- collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 1665
- inscription: verso, graphite : -D-
- Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
- State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
- Standard Reference Number
- New Hollstein 378, Bartsch 143, Filedt Kok P.5.1, TIB0301.143
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Exhibition History
The "Master Prints" of Hendrik Goltzius and Mannerist Art, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 03/09/2005 - 06/30/2005
HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009
Around Antique: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (Teaching Gallery) S421, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/14/2010 - 09/04/2010
- Subjects and Contexts
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