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  • Museum number

    1852,1211.63

  • Description

    The wedding of Cupid and Psyche (left portion); in amidst celestial clouds, Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, stands with his club and gestures with his arm; Fame floats above him with two trumpets; Ceres stands to the right with a cornucopia; a procession of maids carry plates of food while putti frolic above. 1587
    Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1587
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 427 millimetres
    • Width: 283 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        A putti holds a plaque in lower right corner with a dedication to Wolfgang Rumpf, Rudolph II's chancellor. With three columns of Latin text, each four lines "En thalamos Psyches ... vincloq[ue] iugali;".
  • Curator's comments

    This is the left part of one engraving, printed from three plates; for the complete print see 1852,1211.63-65. After a drawing by Spranger in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

    Literature: H. Leeflang and G.Luijten, 'Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, prints and paintings', exh.cat. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and Toledo Museum of Art Ohio, 2003, cat.no.28.

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  • Bibliography

    • Strauss 1977 255 bibliographic details
    • Hirschmann 1921 322 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 322 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 341.II (Hendrick Goltzius) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.85.277 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1852

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1852,1211.63

The wedding of Cupid and Psyche (left portion); in amidst celestial clouds, Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, stands with his club and gestures with his arm; Fame floats above him with two trumpets; Ceres stands to the right with a cornucopia; a procession of maids carry plates of food while putti frolic above.  1587  Engraving

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The wedding of Cupid and Psyche (left portion); in amidst celestial clouds, Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, stands with his club and gestures with his arm; Fame floats above him with two trumpets; Ceres stands to the right with a cornucopia; a procession of maids carry plates of food while putti frolic above. 1587 Engraving

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