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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Goltzius, Hendrick; after Cornelis van Haarlem
Culture:Dutch (1558-1617); Dutch (1562-1638)
Title:Fall of Phaeton
Date Made:1588
Materials:Etching and engraving, printed in black on ivory paper
Place Made:Europe; Netherlands; Holland; Haarlem
Measurements:Mat: 19 7/8 in x 16 in; 50.5 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet: 13 1/8 in x 12 15/16 in; 33.3 cm x 32.9 cm; Plate/Image: 13 in x 12 7/8 in; 33 cm x 32.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1960.4.K.RII
Credit Line:Ellen Whiting Selden Fund

Currently on view

circular composition with text around its edge; Phaethon (seen from behind) and horses in background falling through the sky above coastline; smoking village, ship and mountains seen below


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