workshop of Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617)

[Antique print, engraving, ca. 1594] The stranded whale at the shore of Zandvoort (gestrande walvis door Goltzius), 21st November 1584, published ca. 1594, 1 p.

The dead whale is resting on the shore while two men are measuring it. The animal has opened mouth showing its tongue. From the background a long line of curious people is coming to see the giant.

Four lines of Latin text below:’Ceruleus profert immania corpora pentus… Quod tibi spectandum scita dat Goltzius arte. / C. Schneus’; signed within picture:’HGolzius exc.'(HG monogrammed).

Engraving on paper; trimmed on platemark; total: 172 x 253 mm; very fine contemporary impression on paper with watermark in the shape of a crowned coat of arms; paper evenly yellowed with some small stains, repaired on the lower left margin on the text. Only state. Rare. Hollstein 571. PH3N.

Incl. BTW  2178,00

Excl. BTW  1.800,00

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