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Margaretha Jansdochter, Aged Thirty
  • Hendrick Goltzius
    1558–1617
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • Margaretha Jansdochter, Aged Thirty, 1580
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 41 x 31 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 43 x 33 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1 11/16 x 1 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0262
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Small oval format of a woman in 3/4 profile. The bust length image fills the composition. The woman wears a small stiff ruff, untied coif with lace detailing. The inscription includes the artist signature, date 1580, age of the sitter (30) and Dutch phrase that translates to 'bear sufferings patiently.' The woman is probably the artist's wife Margaretha Jansdochter.