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Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch (1558 - 1617) Primary

Engraved by
Herman Adolfz
Dutch Printer



The Apollo Belvedere

1617
Engraving

16 1/2 in. x 11 7/8 in. (41.91 cm x 30.16 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.387
Geography: Europe, Netherlands
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Engravings
Culture/Nationality: Dutch
Goltzius is regarded as the consummate Dutch Mannerist printer, known for his prints depicting antique sculpture, such this engraving of the Apollo Belvedere. Prior to photography, prints like this one were the primary way that people experienced ancient art. The Apollo Belvedere, a Roman sculpture that was once thought to be a copy of a Greek bronze of the 4th century BCE, was excavated in Italy by the 15th century and soon became a model for Renaissance artists striving for the ideal male form.

Goltzius was widely known for his use of bending parallel lines and curvaceous cross-hatching to model his figures. He is credited with establishing a high reputation for prints in the seventeenth century, building on the traditions of fellow masters Dürer and Lucas van Leyden.

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