The Circumcision, from The Life of the Virgin

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Image: 18 1/4 × 13 7/8 in. (46.3 × 35.2 cm)

Sheet: 20 1/2 × 15 13/16 in. (52 × 40.2 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: 1594 / HG [H and G overlap]; numbered, in block, lower left margin: 4; inscribed, in block, lower left margin: Cernis vt octaua sit cirumcisus Jesus / Luce puer, tenero accipiens in corpore vulnus; inscribed, in block, lower center margin: Ad normam veteris legis, vitumque receptum, / Jsacidis multos obseruatumque per annos.; inscribed, in block, lower right margin: C. Schoneus ..; numbered, in ink, upper right margin: 4; numbered, in ink, lower right margin: no. 80 [o is superscript]; inscribed, in ink, lower left: EP.; inscribed, in graphite, upper center margin: Circumcision - A. Durer. [in script]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower left: B. 323 Watermark: Encircled Six-Pointed Star

Course History

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

ARTH 7, Knight, Death, and the Devil, Jane Carroll, Spring 2012

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Envisioning Jerusalem: Prints from Durer to Rembrandt, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 9-June 19, 2011.

New Acquisitions, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1, 2009-present.


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 18; Hirschmann 12

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