Portrait of an Older Woman (Agatha Scholiers, Catherine Decker, or the artist's mother Anna Fullings)

Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617



Engraving on laid paper

Impression: 6 5/16 × 4 3/4 in. (16 × 12.1 cm)

Sheet: 6 15/16 × 5 3/16 in. (17.6 × 13.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift in memory of Mrs. Harvey Fisk by her children



Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in plate, lower left: Goltzius fecit; inscribed: Damnosa quid non imminuit dies: / Aetas parentum peior auis, tulit / Nos nequiores: mox daturos / Progeniem vitisiorem.

Exhibition History

Baroque Portraits, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 21, 1975-January 11, 1976.

Portraits at Dartmouth, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.

Publication History

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portraits at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 18, no. 6.


Elizabeth Richmond Fisk (1885-1966) [Mrs. Harvey Edward Fisk], Woodstock, Vermont; to her children, Elizabeth Fisk Tyler (1912-1978), Margaretta Fisk Paine (1915-1952); Ursula Fisk Clough (1917-1989), and Anne Fisk Howe (1921-2001), 1966; given to present collection, 1974.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 210-4; Hollstein Dutch 224-4; New Hollstein 222-4; Straus 176; Hirschmann 225

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