Goltz (Lat Goltzius), Hendrik
Goltz (Lat. Goltzius), Hendrik a pre-eminent Dutch engraver and painter, was born at Mubrecht, in the duchy of Juliers, in 1558, and studied engraving under Theodore Cuernhert. He afterwards visited Italy, and studied the works of Raphael, Michael Angelo, and P. da Caravaggio. He began painting at the age of forty-two, and executed a number of fine pictures, the first of which was the Crucifixion, with the Virgin Mary and St. John. As an engraver, he was far more distinguished: his prints number over five hundred. The following are some of the principal: The Life and Passion of Our Saviour; Christ
and the Apostles; The Circumcision; The Adoration of the Magi; The Wise Men's Offering; The Temptation of St. Anthony; The Holy Family; The Nativity ; The Murder of the Innocents; The Annunciation; The Last Supper; The Fall of Adam and Eve; The Dead Christ Supported by an Angel. Goltz died at Haerlem in 1617. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genes ale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.