- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Graphite on off-white laid paper
- 20.9 x 15.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- watermark: unidentified fragment (probably a crowned shield)
- inscription: lower left, graphite: HG [in ligature] / 1590
- inscription: lower right, graphite: #2 x
- inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: Golzius
- Emile E. Wolf, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1968.
- Published Text
- Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: The Complete Collection Online
- Multiple authors
- Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017–)
Entry by Austeja Mackelaite, completed April 03, 2018:
This work is a 19th-century copy after the penultimate plate from Hendrick Goltzius’s 1596–98 series of 12 engravings depicting the Passion of Christ (G7304.3) .1 The drawing, by an unidentified artist, is in the same direction as the engraving, although slightly reduced in size. It is very faithful to Goltzius’s original, with the exception of the slightly altered placement of date and signature, and the four onlookers missing from the background.
While this example emulates Goltzius’s composition, it does not aim to replicate the artist’s meticulous engraving manner. The work was probably done as an artistic exercise, which attests to the continual appeal of Goltzius’s prints as training tools for draftsmen as late as the 19th century.2
1 Marjolein Leesberg in New Hollstein, Hendrick Goltzius, part 1, no. 27, p. 53.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Emile E. Wolf
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Subjects and Contexts
Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings
- Related Works
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