Support: Blued white laid paper
Sheet: 35.3 x 27.1 cm (13 7/8 x 10 11/16 in.); Platemark: 34.9 x 26.7 cm (13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Prasse Collection 1969.48
Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 131 (VIII)
This engraving depicts Apollo as the radiant sun god. With fire-like hair, he strides through rolling waves of clouds, while in the background his chariot makes its daily trip across the sky. The Latin text that forms his halo translates: “With its aureole and shining ray, the bright Sun drives away the darkness and lights the whole earth.” Apollo’s excessively muscled body reflects an aspect of Mannerism, a stylistic trend in the mid- to late 1500s that exaggerated natural qualities. By over embellishing Apollo’s musculature, Goltzius transformed an athletic male body into a supernatural one.
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