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The Farnese Hercules


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Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
The Farnese Hercules, c. 1592 - 1617
Series/Book Title: Antique Statues of Rome
Print
Dutch
,
16th-17th century
Engraving
plate: 41.5 x 29.8 cm (16 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
H. 145, B. 143, FK P.5.1, TIB0301.143
,
ii, S2/2
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
, G1665
Marks
signed: HGoltzius sculp.
inscription: engraved in plate; lower left corner above border, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: HGoltzius sculp. Cum privilig. / Sa. Cae. M. / Herman Adolfsz / excud. Haarlemen.
inscription: centered below border, between two parts of quote, black printers ink, engraved in plate: Statua antiqua Romae in palatio Cardinalis Fernisij / opus posthumum HGoltzy, iam primum divulgat An°. M.D.C.X.VII.
inscription: below border, left side, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Latin: , Dominto triformi rege Lusitaniae, / Raptisque [?] malis quae Hesperi sub cardine [half of a verse by Neo-Latin poet and rector of the Latin School of Leiden, Theodorus Schrevelius (1572-1649)
inscription: below border, right half of verse, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Latin: Servarat bortis [?] aureis virgil draco, / Schrevel. / Fessus quievi terror orbis Hercules. [half of verse by Theodorus Schrevelius]
inscription: engraved on stone base of statue, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: HERCVLES VICTOR
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
Exhibition History
The "Master Prints" of Hendrik Goltzius and Mannerist Art, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 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), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 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