Hendrik Goltzius (January or February 1558 — January 1, 1617, Haarlem), was a Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, noted for his sophisticated technique and the “exuberance” of his compositions. According to A. Hyatt Mayor, Goltzius “was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good painter and the last who invented many pictures for others to copy”. In middle age he also began to produce paintings.
Hollstein credits 388 prints to him, with a further 574 by other printmakers after his designs. In his command of the burin Goltzius is said to rival that of Dürer’s. He made engravings ofBartholomeus Spranger’s paintings, thus increasing the fame of the latter - and his own. Goltzius began painting at the age of forty-two; some of his paintings can be found in Vienna. He also executed a few chiaroscuro woodcuts. He was the stepfather of engraver Jacob Matham.
H. Goltzius “Schmerzensmann; Christ on the Cross” Engraving recorded in both catalogue resumes Ref; Barsch 48 and Hollstein . 48 . this work measures 7.25 in x 5 in on antique laid paper with TWO 18th century collectors marks on the verso and re margined in otherwise good condition .
Art (paintings, prints, frames)