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The Circumcision of Christ
  • Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • The Circumcision of Christ, 1594
  • The Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 473 x 352 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 18 5/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0005
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

The circumsision of Christ, taking place in a church, with many people watching. There is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Goltzius's self-portrait is behind the left shoulder of the seated high priest. Four lines of Latin below the image.