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Leaving Troy

Artist:
Sebastiaen Vrancx (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1573–1647 Antwerp)
Former Attribution:
Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)
Date:
late 16th–mid 17th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over graphite. Vertical lines in red chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 7 5/8 x 6 7/16 in. (19.3 x 16.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Janos Scholz, 1949
Accession Number:
49.169
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left, inscribed "HG:" (in ligature) in pen and brown ink, by a later hand. Outside the framing line: below, inscribed "C // T'wyl Troijens puijmhoop nooch sweert onder asch en coolen / soo coomt van Idas bergh Æneas tot de zee / met d'ouer-bleuen volck d'welck hy hadde bevoolen / te bouwen schepen, die volmaeckt nu [?] laegen ree / den windt die was te wensch dus wiltmen niet verbeijen / maer elck met pack en sack een plaetse t'scheep vercoor / men treckt de seijlen op, doen ginghet aen een schreijen / om datmen t'vaeder-landt wyt het gesicht verloor," in pen and brown ink, by the artist
Louisa Wood Ruby "Sebastiaen Vrancx as an Illustrator of Virgil's Aeneid." Master Drawings. vol. 28, no. 1, New York, Spring 1990, pp. 54, 70.

Felice Stampfle, Nicholas Turner Netherlandish Drawings of the 15th and 16th centuries and Flemish Drawings of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1991, pp. 112-113, under cat. 249.



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