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The children of Niobe are shot with arrows by Artemis and Apollo. Engraving by J. Saenredam, 1594, after H. Goltzius after Polidoro da Caravaggio.

  • Polidoro, da Caravaggio, approximately 1495-approximately 1543.
Date
[1594]
Reference
2475245i
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Publication/Creation

[Haarlem] : [H. Goltzius exc.], [1594]

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Plebs, proceresq(ue) simul sanctam advoluntur ad aram Effigiemq(ue) dee sertis gemmantibus ornant. Undiq(ue) concursus, votis delubra resultant, Et sertis addunt votisq(ue) precantia verba. F.E.

Creator/production credits

The authorshp of Polidoro, Goltzius and Saenredam; the date 1594; and the role of Goltzius as printer are all mentioned in the lettering on no. 5 in this series (Wellcome Library no. 2475245i)
F.E. in the lettering is identified in the British Museum online catalogue as Franco Estius, the author of the verses

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Vienna 1803, vol. III, Saenredam no. 33.2, pp. 231-232

Lettering note

The lettering describes the people and nobles decorating the statue of a goddess with garlands: it appears to have been engraved on the wrong plate

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2475245i

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Languages

  • Latin


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