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The Holy Family

Goltzius's engraving is after a red chalk drawing by Spranger that is now in the Uffizi, Florence.

Inscription

in plate, lower center: B. Spranger Inuent.; in lower margin, left: Virgo Palestinas inter rosa roscida matres/Infanti Domino rerum bellaria prebet.; right: Adstat , et arridet blandè Iesseus Ioseph,/Quemq tremunt celi tenero blanditur alumno. F. Estius.

Signed

lower right: HGoltzius Sculp.

Marks

watermark: coat of arms with fleur-de-lis, crowned, with dangling W[?]; recto, lower right, the letter G dry stamped: G [possibly Jean-Baptise Glomy; Lugt 1119]; MFA stamp with former accession number in graphite: 30301

Provenance

July, 1924, acquired by the MFA...

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. A. Jahn

about 1589

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 275; Hollstein 319

Accession Number

24.1668

Medium or Technique

Engraving

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