The Visitation

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Overall: 18 9/16 × 13 15/16 in. (47.2 × 35.4 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 right: 1593 / HG [H and G overlap]; numbered, in block, lower left: 2; inscribed, in block, lower left margin: Plena Deo virgo, caelesti Pnenmate faeta, / Cognatam Helisaben montana per aspera vist; inscribed, in block, lower center margin: Exultat sterilis faecunda, exultat et insans / Iam tunc in grauida genitricis ventre Prophetes.; inscribed, in block, lower right margin: F. Estius.; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: Goltzius [illegible] de Parmasans [possibly, in script] / La Visitation 316 Watermark: Small oval mark (difficult to decipher) possibly Bird in a Circle.

Course History

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Batrtsch 16; Hirschmann 10; Strauss 318; New Hollstein no. 9

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