Mars and Venus surprised by Vulcan
engraving, 1585, on laid paper, watermark Bunch of Grapes with pendant Initials IG (similar to Briquet 13194; first recorded Rouen, 1589-91), a fine impression of the first state (of three)
Sheet 420 x 303 mm.
With Olimpia Theodoli, London.
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford; acquired from the above in September 1999.
Bartsch 139; Hollstein 137; Strauss 216; New Hollstein 150
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The highly-finished preparatory drawing by Goltzius, of very similar size, from the collection of the Earls of Northwick and other private collections of the 20th century, was sold by Christie's, Amsterdam, in 1984. It is now at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (inv. no. 84.GG.810.1).
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