Artemis and Apollo, seated, observe the disrespect of Niobe. Engraving by J. Saenredam, 1594, after H. Goltzius after Polidoro da Caravaggio.
- Polidoro, da Caravaggio, approximately 1495-approximately 1543.
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[Haarlem] : [H. Goltzius exc.], 
1 print : engraving
Intumuit Niobe stimulis lymphata furentis Invidie, nec iam condit sub pectore vulnus. Sed vulgo cunctos festis propulsat ab aris, Se prece, se donis clamans dignam esse Sabeis. F.E. The lettering describes the boastfulness of Niobe: it appears to have been engraved on the wrong plate
Episode 5 of 8 episodes of the story of Niobe
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Vienna 1803, vol. III, Saenredam no. 33.3, pp. 231-232
Wellcome Collection 2475246i
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
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