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.], [1594]

Physical description

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

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Vienna 1803, vol. III, Saenredam no. 33.3, pp. 231-232


Wellcome Collection 2475246i

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



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