Apollo showing off

As a print designer and engraver, Hendrik Goltzius’ technique was unmatched, offering an exemplary version of Dutch Mannerism. His drawings were in demand and admired by his contemporaries. His design for Ovid’s Metamorphoses, together with that of the Passion, engraved by members of his workshop, established a reference for Dutch art until the mid-17th century. In the image: Apollo kills the Python, engraving from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, book 1, plate 13, 1589, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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