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The Judgment of Midas

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Hendrick Goltzius, the leading Dutch artist of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, is still regarded as one of the greatest virtuoso engravers of all time. "The Judgment" is a deliberately complex, multi-figured composition, a self-conscious masterpiece. Goltzius involves the viewer...

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Inscription

Verso lower right in graphite pencil: 149--

Provenance

Sold Christie's (London) 20 June 2000, lot 44, £56,400; to Kunsthandlung Helmut Rumbler (Frankfurt); from whom purchased by MFA, June 2006.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

1590

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 140; Hollstein 132 i/iii; Hirschmann 132; Strauss 285 i/iii

Dimensions

Platemark: 42.1 x 67 cm (16 9/16 x 26 3/8 in.) Sheet: 43 x 67.9 cm (16 15/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1255

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