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Phoebus Exposing Mars and Venus to the Ridicule of the Olympians

Anonymous after Hendrick Goltziusca. 1615

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

  • Title: Phoebus Exposing Mars and Venus to the Ridicule of the Olympians
  • Creator: Anonymous after Hendrick Goltzius
  • Date Created: ca. 1615
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Inscribed in plate, lower right: “HG inv. R.dBaud. ex.”; inscribed in brown ink in 17th century hand, lower right: “Jan Sandam. Scu.”; inscribed with verse by G. Ryckius
  • Set or Series Title: Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid)
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Purchase funds, 1968
  • Materials & Techniques: Engraving on laid paper. Watermark: No watermark
  • Keywords: illustration, illustrations, literature (writings), Mars, mythology, nudes, Venus
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Published by Robert de Baudous
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 177 mm x 253 mm (6.97 in. x 9.96 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 80 (vol. 2); Illustrated Bartsch 80 (vol. 3, p. 359); for the series, see Hollstein 16–67 (vol. 1, p. 182) and 10–61 (vol. 7, p. 130); see also description attached to original DAC catalog card
  • Associated People: Created by Anonymous, After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
  • Accession Number: 1968.29.3.50

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