Hendrick Goltzius

Portrait of an unknown man, probaly an artist from from northern Europe, 1591
Cambridge (Massachusetts), Harvard Art Museums, [..]
Object information
Object category
paper, black chalk, colored chalk, grey wash
rectangle (portrait format) 363 x 272 mm
The drawing has been cut outa round the contours of the head, collar, and bust and mounted on an secondary support. The black-chalk and gray-wash background and black-ink borderline are not original and werd presumably added when the portrait was silhouetted and mounted (Robinson/Anderson 2016).
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • with monogram and date verso
    probably transcribed from an original monogram and date that were lost when the sheet was trimmed (Robinson/Anderson 2016)
Current attribution
Hendrick Goltzius
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1591 (1591)
annotated on the reverse, probably recording an original dating which was lost when the sheet was rimmed (Robinson/Anderson 2016)
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Entered on: 2016-07-15; Last modification: 2016-12-27


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