Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Five Senses
  • Jacob Matham, artist
    born: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
    Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • The Five Senses, 1588
  • Mythological and Allegorical Subjects
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 285 x 207 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the Gene Swenson Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1970.0122
Catalogue raisonné

Five nude female figures in landscape with latin verse below. There is a basket of fruit and flowers in the lower right corner. There are instruments in the lower left corner and the figure on the left, with their back to the viewer, is playing possibly a bass or cello.