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Maker(s):Goltzius, Hendrick
Culture:Dutch (1558-1617)
Title:The Birth and Early Life of Christ Series (Meesterstukjes)
Date Made:1593-1594
Materials:engraving on laid paper mounted on cardboard
Accession Number:  AC 1979.46.1-6
Credit Line:Purchase from Frederick J. Woodbridge (Class of 1921) Memorial Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

These six scenes are also known as the 'Meisterstiche' or the Life of the Virgin. Franco Estius is the author of print verses for plates 2, 3 and 5. Cornelius Schonaeus composed verses for plates 1, 4 and 6. The entire series was dedicated to Duke William V of Bavaria.

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