User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Calliope (the first engraving in the Nine Muses series)

Inscription

in plate, dated lower left: A° 1592.; right of center: I.; on scroll, lower center: Ioanni Sadelero Serenis. mi Ducis Bauarie/Chlcoggrapho, amico vnice dilecto, Nouem/hasce Musas HGoltzius amicitie ergo D.D; in lower margin: Prima characteres, vocumq elementa notanit,/Quoq Deûm laudes, et quo prelustria facta/Congruat Heroum describere carmine, prima/Calliope edicuit Clary celeberrima cetus./F.Estius

Signed

lower right: HGoltzius Inuent.et sculptor.

Marks

watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7241 [Lugt 1870]; in graphite: said to be the mother of/Orpheus, by Apollo./alliope[underlined], daughter of/Jupiter & Mnemosyne, as were the other Musees./-over, eloquence & heroic poetry. [the last three words underlined]

Provenance

Henry F. Sewell (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, Sewell collection purchased for the MFA by Harvey D. Parker.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1592

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 146; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 148

Accession Number

P7239

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints