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Andromeda

Jacob Matham, Dutch, (October 15, 1571–January 20, 1631)
Hendrick Goltzius (AKA Hendrik Goltz; Hendrick Goltius), Dutch, (February 1558–January 1, 1617)

Creation date: undated
Creation place: Netherlands

Other Information

Type: Engraving
Medium and Support: Engraving mounted on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler
Accession Number: 2004.140
Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (26.67 x 37.15 cm)

Label Copy

Jacob Matham
Netherlandish • 1571–1631
Andromeda
(after Hendrick Goltzius)
Engraving • ca. 1602
In retaliation for her mother’s boasting of her beauty,
Neptune punished Andromeda by chaining her to a rock
and sent the sea monster Cetus to devour her. Perseus, the
great hero known for killing Medusa, came to Andromeda’s
rescue and the two were married. The themes of chivalry
and divine love would have resonated with the intended
audience of this print, and such depictions inspired painters
such as Rubens and Rembrandt.
Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.140
Last Updated: 5/13/2015

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque , 3/28/2015 - 6/30/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Michael Brown, PhD and Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez. Divine Desire. Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque San Diego Museum of Art, The. SOS Printing, 2015

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