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Portrait of Frederick de Vries, son of Dirck de Vries; landscape with the young boy holding up a dove and attempting to climb on the back of a spaniel (allegedly Goltzius' dog) in order to ride it. 1597
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Height: 358 millimetres
Width: 263 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For another impression see also 1868,0822.614. For a copy in reverse see 1915,0904.2. The plate was cut in the second state (only showing the dog, the boy and the tree burnished); an impression is at Bremen, inv.no.21117.
Lit.: C.Ackley, 'Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat. 1981, no. 13; A. Griffiths (ed.), 'Landmarks in Print Collecting, Connoisseurs and Donors at the British Museum since 1753', BM, 1996, cat. 14; H. Leeflang and G.Luijten, 'Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, prints and paintings', Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, ex. cat. 2003, no.57.
This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', New Series Part VI (Specimens of Line-engraving by Masters of Germany and the Low Countries (1530-1620)), Published by the Trustees in 1897, where it was number IX and described there as 'Hendrik Goltzius. Son of the painter Dirck de Vries, with Dog and Hawk.'; see 1897,08.13.20.10 (Shelfmark 245*.b.20).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1996 Apr-Jun, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Landmarks in Print Collecting
1996 Jul-Sep, LA, Huntington Library and AG, Landmarks in Print Collecting
1996, Oct-Dec, Baltimore, Museum of Arts, Landmarks in Print Collecting
1997 Jan-Apr, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Landmarks in Print Collecting
2015 Oct - Nov. BM 'Prints by artists working in Metalpoint'
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- Acquisition notes
- Probably one of the prints stolen by Dighton in 1806, as no marks remain on the verso; see A. Griffiths, 'Landmarks in Print Collecting', London, 1996, p.282.
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