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in plate, in margin below image: Nerine spumante salo Galatea per undas / Fertur Erythreas fauenti lactea concha. / Cymodice, et Glaucus circum, Tritonqs canorus, / Vectantesque Deam Delphines cerula verrunt. / Doride nata auidos Cyclopis ridet amores, / Dilectunque Acin post funera vivere gaudet. / F. Estius (The fair Galatea sails on a golden shell through the Erythraean Sea, across Nereus's foaming waves. Cymodice and Glaucus are with her, and a Trion blowing a horn. The Dolphins that transport the Goddess skim the surface of the sea. The daughter of Doris laughs at the lustful infatuation of the Cyclops and is glad that her beloved Acis lives again after his death.); in plate, in margin below image: Opus hoc depictum est suis coloribus Romae ad parietem per Raphaëlem D'Urbin, in palatio Augustini Ghigi, et ibidem ab HGolzio adnotatum / et deinde aeri insculptum. Anno 1592. (This work was painted by Raphael of Urbino in his familiar colours on a wall in the palace of Agostino Chigi in Rome and drawn there by H. Goltzius, and subsequently engraved in copper in the year 1592.) [Latin translations from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 139.]; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 645

Marks and Labels

verso, stamped in blue ink at the lower left: [D'Arenberg Collection, Brussels and Westphalila (Lugt 567)]


D'Arenberg Collection, Brussels and Westphalila (Lugt 567); (Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt am Main); purchased by NGA, 2015.

Exhibition History

The Renaissance in the North: New Prints and Perspectives, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2022.


Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie: no. 313, i/ii
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Hendrick Goltzius, Marjolein Leesberg, author). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 334, i/ii

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