Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) - The love of Apollo and Leucothoe

Description
Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) - The love of Apollo and Leucothoe
Engraving - Signed on print - 1590 (c)

Good Impression, with full plate border and margins on a sheet of laid paper.
Small rust stain hole bottom left on the chair. two faded stains near/on the plate border.

Metamorphoses III
Interior of a bedroom with a naked Leucothoe sitting at the end of her canopied bed, being embraced by Apollo, her mother Eurynome entering the room in left background and surprising the couple;

Print made by: Hendrik Goltzius (workshop of)

Date: Circa 1590 according to British Museum, a date on one of the prints suggest the series from the Metamorphoses III were first published in 1616.

in lower left: "HG inv.".
in lower margin "Secretum Veneris ... / ... Pater obruit atra. / G. Rÿckius". "51"

Reference:
Hollstein 10-61; 508-559 (after Goltzius)
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 572-583 (Hendrick Goltzius; Prints after inventions by Goltzius)
Bartsch III.110.11

An early work drawn by Goltzius en engraved in his workshop. Print from the first series of scenes from the Metamorphoses whose design occupied Goltzius about 1589. The design sketches for this prints are recorded in some of the greatest museums.

Goltzius made the drawings as designs for the prints. He probably also surveyed the engraving process by a member of his workshop and was involved in the publishing of the series. The mannerist style is at it's best here.

Lot details
Artist
Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617)
Title of artwork
The love of Apollo and Leucothoe
Year
1590 (c)
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Signed on print
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
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