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Old Master Prints: Hendrik Goudt (Dutch, 1583-1645)

North Italian Illuminated Manuscript / Italian Old Master Drawings: An Overview / Italian School, 16th-Century Drawings
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Raphael / Giulio Romano / Perino del Vaga / Marcantonio Raimondi / Parmigianino
Titian (after) / Andrea Schiavone / Tintoretto / Veronese / Taddeo Zuccaro / Federico Zuccaro / Alessandro Casolani
Jacopo Palma il Giovane / Cherubino Alberti / Luca Cambiaso / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

Italian School, 17th-Century Drawings / Bolognese School / Giovanni Baglione / Matteo Rosselli / Ercole Bazzicaluva
Baldassare Franceschini called Il Volterrano / Pier Francesco Mazzuccelli, il Morazzone / Odoardo Fialetti / Simone Cantarini
Domenichino / Francesco Albani / Giovanni Lanfranco / Guercino / Pier Francesco Mola / Antonio Busca

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1497 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Giulio Bonasone / Giovanni Battista Franco /Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti
Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after) / Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci
Agostino Carracci / Simone Cantarini / Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello

Netherlandish School, 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Maarten de Vos / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Abraham Bloemaert
Peter Paul Rubens / Philipp Sadeler / Nicolaes Maes / Rembrandt School

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Abraham de Bruyn, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Maarten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck
German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Joseph Heinrich Roos
German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Brothers, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein,
Virgil Solis, Wolfgang Stuber

French Drawings: Charles de La Fosse / Etienne Parrocel / François Boucher / Jean-François de Neufforge / Mouricault
French printmakers: Etienne Delaune / Rene Boyvin /Thomas de Leu / Jean Cousin the Younger / Jacques Callot
Abraham Bosse / Sebastien Bourdon / Claude Gelle "le Lorraine" / Jean LePautre
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella / Antonette Bouzonnet Stella / Gabriel Perelle

19th-Century Drawings / 20th-Century Drawings
According to the Grove Dictionary of Art (13:222-223), Goudt may hace trained with Simon Frisius, but he was more strongly influenced by Jacques de Gheyn II and especially Hendrik Goltzius, whose engraved figures strongly influenced Goudt. In 1608, Goudt went to Rome and seeems to have worked with Adam Elsheimer, to whom he may have been both patron and pupil. His most important service for Elsheimer, however, may have been the 7 engravings he made after some of his. These were widely disseminated throughout Europe and made Elsheimer famous. As Keith Andrews suggests, "the quality of the engravings is something of a miracle, since no previous works by Goudt anticipate such masterpieces, which with their strong sense of of chiaroscuro foreshadow the technique of mezzotint." our print was made in 1612-13, after Goudt had returned to the northern Netherlands" (222). Unlike his first two prints, which declare Elsheimer as "inventor," these do not. Andrews suggests the Goudt may have owned the paintings he engraved, since he apparently showed some of them to Sandrart when the latter visited him in Utrecht in 1625 and 1626. Our piece, The Beheading of John the Baptist (Hollstein 4), is the only one without a date. Goudt registered with the Utrecht guild of St. Luke as an engraver (1611), but many of the drawings previously attributed to Elsheimer are now ascribed to Goudt.

Bibliography on Goudt: The only works in English on Goudt is the section on him in Keith Andrews, Adam Elsheimer (Oxford, 1977) and a note by Felice Stampfle, Goudt's Drawings of Tobias and the Angel," Essays in Northern European Art Presented to Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann (Doornspijk, 1983). There are a number of works in Dutch and German however, helpfully listed in the Grove article.
John the Baptist's Head placed on a Salome's platter (Hollstein 4 i/iii). Engraving after Adam Elsheimer, 1612-13. Ours is a good impression on laid paper with thread margins. There is a small paper loss upper right. It is signed in the plate lower right with the artist's monogram. This is one of only seven prints by Goudt, who has been called "the pivotal figure in the quest for dark tonalities in 17th-century Dutch printmaking" and an important influence on Rembrandt. See Ackley, 1982. Image size: 66x55mm. Price: SOLD

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