The Fall of Phaeton

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)

late 16th–early 17th century
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (slightly oxidized); brown ink framing lines; incised for transfer
6 1/2 x 9 15/16 in. (16.5 x 25.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: At lower left, monogrammed "HG" in pen and brown ink

    Marking: Verso: unidentified collector's number

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, drawing acquired before 1954; Private Collection, unidentified collector's number "32"; Christie's, Amsterdam, November 28, 1992, lot 519

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 8, 1999–May 3, 1999.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 20, 2008–January 11, 2009.

  • References

    E. K. J. Reznicek Die Zeichnungen von Hendrick Goltzius. Utrecht, 1961, cat. no. 99a.

    Christie's, Amsterdam Dutch, Flemish and German Old Master Drawings [Sale cat: November 28, 1992]. 1992, cat. no. 519, ill.

    E. K. J. Reznicek "Drawings by Hendrick Goltzius, Thirty Years Later: a Supplement to the 1961 catalogue raisonne." in Master Drawings. vol. 31, no. 3, 1993, cat. no. K99a, fig. no. 26, p. 234, ill.

    Suzanne Boorsch, William M. Griswold, Helen Bobritzky Mules, Nadine Orenstein, Colta Ives "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993: Renaissance and Baroque Europe - Europe 1700-1900." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 51, no. 2, New York, Autumn 1993, p. 33, ill.

    "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." in Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 123, New York, 1993, p. 23.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History