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ID: 700000739Record Type: Movable Work
Ecce Homo (engraving (print); Matham, Jacob (engraver, 1571-1631), after Hendrik Goltzius ...; published 1603; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 543954; accession number: 2000.PR.42**)
Note: Title from inscription beneath the image; statements of responsibility appear within the lower edge of the image; the date appears within the frame of the central cartouche beneath the image. All engraved; The printmaker and painter Hendrik Goltzius was the leading figure of the Mannerist school of Dutch engravers, born in 1558 in Mulebrecht, died in 1617 in Haarlem. Hirschmann records an engraving by Matham, executed after a painting dated 1602 by Goltzius, under the title "Christus zwischen zwei trauernden Engeln." Bartsch records the print as "The man of sorrows (Jésus Christ, l'homme de douleurs ...)."; A reproductive print after a painting by Hendrik Goltzius. The picture shows Christ in full-figure, sitting on a rock, with a bright aura behind his head. He is wearing the "seamless robe" wrapped around his shoulders and a veil wrapped around his waist, and a crown of thorns. His hands are crossed in gesture of humility and hold the emblematic Instruments of Passion: the whip and the hyssop (depicted as a bundle of twigs). Christ is surrounded by two kneeling angels holding burning torches; Beneath the image appears a cartouche, inscribed in Latin and dated 1603 within the lower part of the frame. The text within the cartouche is a dedication to "... Dño, D. Baldvino à Roon ..." by the engraver. The cartouche is flanked by two panels which also are inscribed in Latin: "Quas homo pro tantà grates pietate ... tu quid es ipse Deos.s". The letters HSS (the letters SS engraved over the letter H) conclude the Latin text within the right panel. The words ECCE HOMO are engraved above the panels on both sides of the cartouche. The panels and the cartouche are not present in Goltzius' painting; Library's print has the Roman number "XII" written in ink by an old hand within the cartouche. The number "38" is pencilled in the lower right margin of the print, outside the platemark. An red wax seal is preserved in the lower right corner on verso. Reinforced horizontal fold; Dutch engraver, draftsman and printer, also father of the engravers Adrian, Jan and Theodor Matham. Jacob Matham (1571-1631) is known mainly for his engravings after works by his teacher Hendrik Goltzius. He was born and died in Haarlem. Published: 1603. Subject is the contemplative subject, Man of Sorrows accompanied by two angels. "Ecce Homo" as an iconographic theme more often represents a narrative scene of Christ being presented to the people by Pilate.
Titles:
Ecce Homo (preferred,C,U,RP,Latin-P,U,U)
Christus zwischen zwei trauernden Engeln. (C,U,German,U,U)
Ecce Homo: Man of Sorrows between two angels (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
engraving (print) [300041340] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
reproductive print [300041569]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works))
print (visual work) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 1603

Creator Display:
Matham, Jacob (engraver, 1571-1631), after Hendrik Goltzius painting [preferred,GRISC]
artist Goltzius, Hendrick (Dutch painter and printmaker, 1558-1617) [500023327]
printmaker Matham, Jacob (Dutch engraver and print publisher, 1571-1631) [500029969]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 543954; accession number: 2000.PR.42**
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Display Materials: 1 print: engraving, b&w
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
engraving (printing process) [300053225]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: image 53.1 x 35.4 cm, on sheet 60 x 43.5 cm
General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)
another art work

Specific Subjects:
Man of Sorrows, Christ with symbols of Passion
..... Iconography Candidate
reproductive print [300041569]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works)) (AAT)
Jesus Christ: Passion
..... Iconography Candidate
devotional images (religious works) [300178241]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by function>, religious visual works) (AAT)
Ecce Homo: Christ presented to the people
..... Iconography Candidate

Inscriptions: Ecce Homo cum priuil. Sa. Ca. M.tis H Goltzius pinxit ; I. Maetham sculp et excud. The text within the cartouche is a dedication to "... Dño, D. Baldvino à Roon ..." by the engraver. The cartouche is flanked by two panels which also are inscribed in Latin: "Quas homo pro tantà grates pietate ... tu quid es ipse Deos.s". The letters HSS (the letters SS engraved over the letter H) conclude the Latin text within the right panel. The words ECCE HOMO are engraved above the panels on both sides of the cartouche. The panels and the cartouche are not present in Goltzius' painting.; Library's print has the Roman number "XII" written in ink by an old hand within the cartouche. The number "38" is pencilled in the lower right margin of the print, outside the platemark. An red wax seal is preserved in the lower right corner on verso.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Ecce Homo........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 543954
Christus zwischen zwei trauernden Engeln......... [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Ecce Homo: Man of Sorrows between two angels........ [VP]
........ Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... The illustrated Bartsch vol. 4, 104
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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