Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Design for a Dish or Tazza, called 'Neptune's Kingdom'

Designer:
Willem Danielsz van Tetrode (Netherlandish, Delft ca. 1525–1580 Westphalia)
Engraver:
Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1565–1629 The Hague)
Publisher:
Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)
Date:
1587
Medium:
Engraving; second state
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 13/16 x 9 15/16 in. (25 x 25.2 cm) [diameter]
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.36.1
Not on view
Round design for a dish or a tazza. In a central compartment Neptune is depicted with four horses and a large shell. In the wide frieze surrounding the compartment sea gods and hybrid sea creatures are depicted together with putti and dolphins. The design is characterized by a strong, muscly rendering of the figures in a dynamic composition.
Signature: Gulelmus Telrho invet; HGoltzius excud. [H and G as monogram]; Iacques de Gheyn Sculp.

Inscription: 'Gulelmus Telrho inuet'; 'HGoltzius excud.' [H and G as monogram]; 'an.o 1587. Iacques de Gheyn Sculp.'
Vendor: L'Art Ancien, Zurich, Switzerland
Hollstein VII 190.433; New Hollstein (Gheyn) 210.141
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