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Calliope, The Muse of Epic Poetry and Eloquence, from The Nine Muses

A work made of engraving on laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving on laid paper.




Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558–1617

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Hendrick Goltzius


Calliope, The Muse of Epic Poetry and Eloquence, from The Nine Muses


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Engraving on laid paper


Lettered lower left: "Ao. 1592."; lower center: "Ioanni Sadelero Serenis.mi Ducis Bavariae Chalcographo, amico unice dilecto, Novem hasce Musas HGoltzius amicitiae ergo D. D" and "I"; lower right: "HGoltzius Invent. et sculptor."; and below image: "Prima characteres ... celeberrima coetus. F. Estius."


Sheet (trimmed): 24.5 × 16.4 cm (9 11/16 × 6 1/2 in.)

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Charles Hack and the Hearn Family Trust Collection, purchased with funds provided by the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial, Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston, anonymous, and Suzanne Searle Dixon endowment funds

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