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The Standard Bearer, Turned to Left

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

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1587

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558-1617

About this artwork

Part of a long and honorable tradition (which dates back to the engravings of Albrecht Dürer) of depicting illustrious standard-bearers in full armor or fancy dress, this image by Hendrik Goltzius is notable for its elegance, virtuosity, and bravura. The inscription at the bottom of the engraving declares that when the standard-bearer advances, the troops advance; when he flees, they flee.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

The Standard Bearer, Turned to Left

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1587

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

273 × 191 (image); 285 × 194 mm (plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1921.295

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