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Apollo

A work made of engraving in black ink on off-white laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black ink on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1588

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558-1617

About this artwork

Hendrick Goltzius was at the height of his fame as a printmaker and publisher when he engraved this dramatic oval Apollo in 1588. His Dutch Mannerist style imbues the composition with a sinuous energy; as the sun god strides forward, his hair aflame, he nearly intrudes into the viewer’s space. The figure’s exaggerated anatomy and pose demonstrates Goltzius’s ongoing interests in mythology and antique sculpture. The Apollo fittingly pairs with Goltzius’s 1592 Apollo Belvedere. Goltzius approached that subsequent engraving in a more restrained, classicizing style after he saw the renowned antique sculpture during a trip to Italy in 1590.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

Apollo

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1588

Medium

Engraving in black ink on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

350 × 263 mm (image/plate); 360 × 264 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Lewis Coulson

Reference Number

2012.409

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