Artist Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558-1617
  • Adoration of the Shepherds
  • Life of the Virgin (series title)
Date 1594
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 18 3/4 × 13 7/8 inches (47.6 × 35.2 cm)
Sheet: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 inches (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S528
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, lower left of image: [artist's monogram] | 1594
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lowerleft edge of image: 3
Inscribed, in plate, below image: Cœli opifex, rerum dominus, Diuûm ata[] hominum Rex | Naseitur en vilis tuguri sub panpere tecto, || Et prasepe tenet, quem non capit arduus æther, | Non mare, non tellus, non vasti machina mundi.
Inscribed, lower right corner: F. Estius.
September 1887, C.J. Meyer (Carlsbad).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)