Nov 10, 2006

Hans Bol

Hans Bol


Hendrick Goltzius

(Dutch, 1558–1617)


Support: Blued white laid paper

Sheet: 26 x 17.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Malcolm L. McBride by exchange and gift in memory of Paul H. Oppman, Sr., from his family 1986.25

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 177 (VIII)

State: I/II



Hans Bol (1534–1593) was active in Antwerp as a painter, etcher, and miniaturist. He is shown here at the age of 58, the last year of his life. The skull and the upside-down torches in the ornamental frame are evidence that the engraving was made after Bol's death.

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