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The Apollo Belvedere, plate 3 from Three Famous Antique Sculptures

Date:

c. 1592, printed c. 1617

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
text written by Theodorus Schrevelius

About this artwork

Hendrick Goltzius was one of many Netherlandish artists who felt compelled to travel to Italy as part of his artistic training. Following a visit to Rome in 1591, Goltzius designed three ambitious prints that captured the experience of studying the monuments of Classical antiquity through the act of drawing. His prints present the awesome experience of encountering celebrated sculptures such as the Apollo Belvedere. The towering height of the sculpture emphasizes the feeling of humility provoked by seeing famous antiquities in person.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

The Apollo Belvedere, plate 3 from Three Famous Antique Sculptures

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1587–1597

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

405 x 291 mm (image); 416 x 298 mm (plate); 492 x 365 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hixon Glore Fund in memory of Robert Hixon Glore, Jr.

Reference Number

1990.498

Extended information about this artwork

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