The Sorceress- a night piece

Jan van de Velde II, Dutch, 1593 - 1641



Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 8 1/2 × 11 7/16 in. (21.6 × 29.1 cm)

Sheet: 8 3/4 × 11 9/16 in. (22.2 × 29.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund, the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund, the Barbara Dau '78 Fund for European Art, the Olivia H. Parker and John O. Parker '58 Acquisition Fund, the Stephen and Constance Spahn '63 Acquisition Fund, and the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Translation of the Latin text below the image: “How many evils does lust, constrained by no limit, compel, and with what a sweet song drags even the purest minds of mortals into every (kind of) upheaval. [sed cito quam fallimur: something like, “but how quickly we are led astray” or “but how quickly we decline”]. Death takes over brief life, brief joy. What smiles for a moment grieves for eternity.” Translation by A. Szegedy-Maszak and Michael Roberts, Wesleyan University, 2006. Watermark: Crowned shield with crozier; countermark: the numeral 4 with letters appended. Similar to Heawood 1199 & 1201, 1616

Course History

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2019

OSHER, European Manuscript and Print Culture (1300-1600), Daniel Abosso, Fall 2021

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

Humanities 2.01, The Modern Labyrinth, Lucas Hollister, Petra McGillen, Andrea Tarnowski, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2023

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.


Susand Schulman Printseller, New York, New York, and Carolyn Bullard Fine Prints and Drawings; sold to present collection, 2019.

Catalogue Raisonne

Franken-van der Kellen 114; Hollstein 152 II/III (I-Before signature, date and the text in the margin. With the text in the fairy ring. Amsterdam (cut); only their state II impression illustrated on Rijksmuseum website); II-as described, plate complete; I

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