Adoration of the Shepherds

Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, Mühlbracht 1558–1617 Haarlem)

Former Attribution:
Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)
Black and red chalk with traces of yellow chalk
8-1/6 x 8-1/2 in. (20.7 x 21.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1999
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: At lower right, monogrammed: "HG fecit" in black chalk

  • Provenance

    J. P. Collection "J.P. Collection," Hotel Drouot, 12/7/38, Lot 53; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 7, 1938, lot 53; Dr. Suchet *Possibly in the collection of "Dr. Suchet," whose name is inscribed in pen and brown ink on the verso.; Alfred Normand (French, 1910–1993); Christie's, Monaco20 June 1994, lot 75 (attributed to Jacob Matham)6/20/94, Lot 75; Sotheby's, AmsterdamNovember 11, 1997, lot 11811.11.97, Lot 118; Lodewijk Houthakker (Dutch, 1926–2008); Vendor: Bernard Houthakker (born 1884, Amsterdam)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 26, 1999–October 18, 1999.

  • References

    Hôtel Drouot, Paris Collection de Monsieur J.P.: Dessins anciens, aquarelles, gouaches principalement des écoles Flamande et Hollandaise des 16e, 17e, 18e et 19e siecles Sale cat. 1938, cat. no. 53.

    Christie's, Monaco Dessins de Maitres Anciens et du 19e siècle: Dessins de la Collection de M. Alfred Normand [Sale cat.: June 20, 1994]. 1994, cat. 75 (as by the artist Jacob Matham), ill.

    Old Master Drawings. [sale Amsterdam, November 11, 1997]. Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1997, cat. no. 118, ill.

    Carmen C. Bambach, Colta Ives, Nadine Orenstein, Michiel C. Plomp, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999-2000." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 58, no. 20, Fall 2000, p. 29, ill.

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