Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Overall: 16 9/16 × 12 1/16 in. (42.1 × 30.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: HGoltzius Invenit / Sculpsit et diuul.. / gavit. / A 1585.; inscribed, in plate, bottom left: Ut Phabus nitido lasciuum lumine Martem, / Et Paphiae prodit turpia furta Deae:; inscribed, in plate, bottom right: sic fucata Deus sceleratae crimina vitae / cernit, et occultum non finit esse nefas.

Course History

ARTH 16.17, Rembrandt, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2016

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Mary Coffey, Joy Kenseth, Winter 2019

ITAL 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

ITAL 1.03, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Fall 2022

Italian 1.02, Introductory Italian I, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 1.01, Introductory Italian I, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Italian 11.01, Intensive Italian, Giorgio Alberti, Winter 2023

Art History 7.05, Pompeii: Antique & Modern, Ada Cohen, Winter 2023

Italian 2.01, Introductory Italian II, Andrea Zoller, Winter 2023

Italian 2.02, Introductory Italian II, Matteo Gilebbi, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 21, 2019-January 27, 2020.


Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2005.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 139; Hirschmann 137

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