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Ioannes Bollius

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    O,6.54

  • Title (object)

    • Ioannes Bollius
  • Description

    Portrait of the artist Hans Bol, aged fifty-eight, bust in an oval with a skull and crossed bones beneath; cartouche with lettering in lower centre; elaborate surround with two winged putti seated on books and engaged in drawing at top; first state before address of Hondius. 1593
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1593
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 260 millimetres
    • Width: 182 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered around the portrait: "IOANNES BOLLIVS MECHLINIENSI PICTOR. ÆT. LVIII. Ao. CIC.IC.XCIII". Lettered in cartouche in lower centre with six lines of Latin containing dedication to Bol's stepson Frans Boels: "Cælatam Vitrici ... / ... Pignus amiciti[ue] læta cape mente, manuq[ue].". Monogrammed in lower left corner: "HG".
  • Curator's comments

    For other impressions of first state see also O,6.33 and 1856,0913.298.

    Lit.: 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.54.

  • Bibliography

    • Hirschmann 1921 177 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 177.I bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 209.I (Hendrick Goltzius) bibliographic details
    • Strauss 1977 316 bibliographic details
    • Muller II 1853 531 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.48.161 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    O,6.54

Portrait of the artist Hans Bol aged 58, bust in an oval (a skull and crossed bones beneath) with an elaborate surround; above are two winged putti seated on books and engaged in drawing, 1593  Engraving

Portrait of the artist Hans Bol aged 58, bust in an oval (a skull and crossed bones beneath) with an elaborate surround; above are two winged putti seated on books and engaged in drawing, 1593 Engraving

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