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The Six Prophets of the Coming of Christ

Artist:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)
Former Attribution:
Denijs Calvaert (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1540–1619 Bologna)
Former Attribution:
Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)
Date:
mid-16th–early 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk. Framing line in pen and brown ink
Dimensions:
16 3/16 x 11 5/16 in. (41.1 x 28.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.302
Not on view
Inscription: Verso: at upper left, inscribed "Addi 19. di juglio 1572 zu fiorenzo / Horicento una della vostra 4 di juglio" in pen and brown ink (This day the 19th of July 1572 at Florence / Originating from one of yours the 4th of July)
Private Collection, Europe; Vendor: sale, Sotheby's, London, July 3, 1996, lot 56 (as by the artist Hendrick Goltzius)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 21, 1996–January 6, 1997.

Sotheby's, London Old Master Drawings. July 3, 1996, cat. 56 (as by the artist Hendrick Goltzius), ill.



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