The Adoration of the Magi, from The Life of the Virgin

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Image: 18 3/16 × 13 7/8 in. (46.2 × 35.2 cm)

Sheet (Irreg.): 18 3/4 × 14 1/8 in. (47.7 × 35.8 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, in block, upper left: HG [H and G overlap]; inscribed, in ink, lower left: E oi Reges Bethlen duce sydere ducti, / Poplite submisso, posito Diademate, adorant; inscribed, in ink, lower right: Deserto puerum in stabulo, et pia munera promunt / Thuris odorati, Myrrhaeque, et diuitis auri F. Esthus; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: no 5 M[illegible script] de Luca de Leyde / B 19 Watermark: Encircled Six-Pointed Star


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 19; Hirschmann 13

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