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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck, Dutch, 1498–1574

Mars, the Choleric Temperament

1565

Pen and brown ink, traced for transfer

sheet: 21 × 24 cm (8 1/4 × 9 7/16 in.) framed: 39.37 × 52.07 cm (15 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)
Everett V. Meeks, B.A.1901, Fund
1964.9.4
Geography: 
Made in The Netherlands
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Dutch
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

William Stirling (later Sir William Stirling-Maxwell); Lt. Col. William Stirling of Keir (sale Sotheby's London 21 Oct 1963, #36 (with the Phlegmatic Temperament); Schaeffer Galleries, NY, 1964, from whom purchased

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 28, 73–75, 89, 98, 111, 158, no. 15, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.