The Annunciation, from The Life of the Virgin

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Overall: 18 11/16 × 14 in. (47.4 × 35.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil, Jr. 1935 Fund and the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in block, lower center: HG / A. 1594 [H and G overlap]; inscribed, in block, lower left: SERENISSIMO PRINCIPI, AC IL- / LVSTRISSIMO DNO,D. GVILIELMO. V. / COMITI PALAT.RHE. VTRIVSO / BAVARIAE DVCI. ETC. / Vt medys Proteus se transformabat in vndis, / Formose cupido Pomone captus amore: / Sic varia PRINCEPS TIBI nunc se Goltzius arte / Commutat, sculptor mirabilis, atque repertor. / C. Schoneus; inscribed, in block, lower left margin: Pone metum Virgo, celsi tibi nuncius adsum / Missus ab arce poli, paries intacta stupente; inscribed, in block, lower center margin: Natura, vt veterum cecinere oracula vatum, / Teque Dei matrem totus venerabitur orbis.; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: Goltzius / [illegible] a Raphael / B15; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower left: -200 [illegible, possible HH] o49 Watermark: Crest of Basel with Three Rings (Briquet 1341, c. 1591)

Course History

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2014


James A. Bergquist, Newton Center, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2008.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 15; Hirshcmann 9

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