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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
Date
[1594]
Reference
2475246i
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Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

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.

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. 33.3, pp. 231-232

Lettering note

The lettering describes the boastfulness of Niobe: it appears to have been engraved on the wrong plate

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2475246i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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