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- Series: The four disgracers
Tantalus; he falls to the ground, head first, his limbs contorted, with dark, billowing smoke behind; round plate. 1588
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Diameter: 330 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- From a series of four, for a complete set see 1853,0312.234-237 (New Hollstein 325-328). The prints were probably engraved after modelli executed in oil by Cornelis van Haarlem (now lost); rectangular versions were possibly made afterwards, one of which (Ixion) is now at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; see Lawrence W. Nichols, 'The Paintings of Hendrick Goltzius', Doornspijk, 2013, cat.no.B64.
Literature: H. Leeflang and G. Luijten, 'Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, prints and paintings', exh.cat. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and Toledo Museum of Art Ohio, 2003, cat.no.33; D. Ekserdjian, 'David Ekserdjian on The Four Disgracers', in Picpus 4 (2010), unpaginated.
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