The physician as Christ. Line engraving after H. Goltzius.

  • Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617.
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[Place of publication not identified] : C.J. Visscher excudit

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1 print : line engraving


Dum nigris egrum prope mors circumuolat alis, funestamq<ue> aciem iam fera iamq<ue> parat. Tum me promissis beat et domus omnis adorat tum vocat immensum me venerata deum.


State with Visscher's imprint /


One print in a series of four. Four other series on the same subject are also recorded: see C.E. Daniels, "Docteurs et malades", Janus, vol. 5, 1900, pp. 20-26

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Würzburg 1920-1922, vol. 3, p. 57, Goltzius IV (engravings by different anonymous engravers after designs by Hendrik Goltzius), no. 12
The illustrated Bartsch: 3 (formerly volume 3 (part 1)), edited by Walter L. Strauss, New York 1980, p. 294 (an impression of an earlier state reproduced)
The illustrated Bartsch: 3, Netherlandish artists, Hendrik Goltzius, Commentary, edited by Walter L. Strauss, New York 1982, pp. 346-348, nos. 012-015 (set of four engravings with attribution, p. 346, "This series of designs by Goltzius was published by him but engraved by an anonymous member of his workshop.")
F. de Nave and M. de Schepper, De geneeskunde in de zuidelijke Nederlanden (1475-1660), Antwerp 1990, pp. 307-308, nos. 116a-d (set of four engravings reproduced from impressions of the 1587 state in the Royal Library Albert I, Brussels, with attribution to "Hubert Goltzius (?)")


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