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Melpomene, The Muse of Tragedy, from The Nine Muses

A work made of engraving on laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on laid paper.

Date:

1592

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558–1617

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

Melpomene, The Muse of Tragedy, from The Nine Muses

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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1592

Medium

Engraving on laid paper

Inscriptions

Numbered, lower center: "3". Lettered lower right: "HG. Fecit."; and below image: "Melpomene ostendit numeros ... instructa cothurno. F. E."

Dimensions

Plate: 24.8 × 16.7 cm (9 13/16 × 6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2023.195

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