Subseries W. "A Masterpiece in Focus: Goltzius´s Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze." Nov. 16, 1991-Feb. 2, 1992


Scope and Content Note

Between 1599 and 1602, Hendrick Goltzius created "Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze," combining pen and ink and brush with oil color. In celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's acquisition of this rare work, Lawrence W. Nichols organized an exhibition featuring a number of works on international loan that provide context for the master work. Contents include loan files, administrative files, and object files with the bulk for the materials dating from 1991 to 1992.


Files are arranged into three sub-subseries in accordance with the order in which they were originally arranged when transferred from the curatorial department.