The Sense of Hearing; verso: light sketch of a woman's head and an arm

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)

late 16th–early 17th century
Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, stumped; traces of brown and yellow chalks
12 3/8 x 8 1/16 in. (31.4 x 20.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace and Harvey Salzman Gifts, 1994
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Verso: at lower centre, inscribed "600" in graphite

  • Provenance

    Galerie Moderne (Brussels), August 1984, to Brigitte Geerincx; Guy Grietenuntil 1993; Vendor: Lodewijk Houthakker (Dutch, 1926–2008)

  • References

    Cara D. Denison, William W. Robinson, Stephanie Wiles, Julia Herd Drawings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw, Part II. Ex. cat. Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1985, under cat. 4.

    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, cat. no. under no.67, fig. no. 52, p. 41, ill.

    William M. Griswold, Helen Bobritzky Mules, Suzanne Boorsch, Nadine Orenstein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1993-1994: Renaissance and Baroque Europe - Europe 1700-1900." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 52, no. 2, Autumn 1994, p. 24, ill.

    George R. Goldner "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings" in Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum, July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, p. 28.

    David Scrase The Golden Century, Dutch Master Drawings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Ex. cat. Edited by Thea Vignau-Wilberg, 1995, mentioned incorrectly as Allegory of Hearing (private collection Belgium), cat. no. 86.

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