Melpomene ostendit numeros [..].
Engraving on laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms with a French Lily..
Sheet size: 17.5 x 25.4 cm. Image size: 16.6 x 24.5 cm.
From the series of muses. Very good impression. State: Second state of 5. Ref: NH 131. Provenance: James Burleigh (Lugt 1425).
Made by Hendrik Goltzius after own design. Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, printmaker and publisher. He was a student of Coornhert. In his early life he was mainly active as engraver. Around 1600 he also started painting.
Condition: Very good, given age. Small margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.