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People bringing offerings to the statue of Latona, encouraged by a priest. Engraving by J. Saenredam, 1594, after H. Goltzius after Polidoro da Caravaggio.

  • Polidoro, da Caravaggio, approximately 1495-approximately 1543
  • Pictures

About this work


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

Physical description

1 print : engraving


An leve quis reputet, quod avus qui sydera fulcit, Maximus est Atlas? quod avus qui fulmina torquet. Thura mihi Panchaea, mihi mactate iuvencos, munera ferte pii, nostrumq(ue) agnoscite numen. F.E. Henricus Goltzius opus hoc Polidori, Romae a se excerptum, typisque mandatum, atq(ue) in lucem ntia D.D. I. Saenredam sculp. A.o 1594


Wellcome Library no. 2475247i

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, Vienna 1803, vol. III, Saenredam no. 33.5, pp. 231-232

Creator/production credits

F.E. in the lettering is identified in the British Museum online catalogue as Franco Estius, the author of the verses

Lettering note

The lettering represents the plea of Niobe that people should bring gifts to her, not to Latona: it appears to have been engraved on the wrong plate


Episode 5 of 8 episodes of the story of Niobe



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