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Hendrick Goltzius: prints, drawings and paintings

Exhibition: 17 October 2003 - 4 January 2004


Jan Piet Filedt Kok,Ger Luijten, Larry Nichols and Nadine Orenstein.


The exhibition was organized by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The Toledo Museum of Art.
An indemnity was granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

From the museum website:

“…one of the hottest of hot-shot Dutch artists.” “…pumped-up gods and pin-up goddesses.”
-The New York Times, June 27, 2003

“…Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch Master, is a must.”
-Financial Times, July 9, 2003

After its showing in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the first retrospective ever devoted to Hendrick Goltzius opens at the Toledo Museum of Art on October 17. Consisting of some 70 drawings, 80 prints, and 15 paintings by this virtuoso Netherlandish master who bridged the 16th and 17th centuries, this important exhibition draws from collections throughout Europe and the United States. Beautifully rendered portraits and vivid nature studies commingle with mythological and religious compositions deriving influence from Dürer, Michelangelo, and Rubens. This show offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy dazzling drawings from a few inches in size to over six feet (!), superb color woodcuts, uncanny engravings in a variety of styles, and exquisite paintings on copper, panel, and canvas.


Huigen Leeflang, Ger Luijten, Willem Jacob Engelsman and Lawrence W. Nichols, Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): tekeningen, prenten en schilderijen, Zwolle (Waanders) and Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum) 2003.
ISBN 90-400-8793-8 (hardbound).

English edition: Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): drawings, prints and paintings, translated from the Dutch by Lynne Richards.
ISBN 90-400-8794-6.

Other venues

Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum (7 March-25 May 2003)

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art (23 June-7 September 2003).

See also the more extensive information on the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.