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The Deities

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    W,5.47

  • Title (series)

    • The Deities
  • Description

    Nox, whole-length, holding a flaming torch and sitting at the front of a coach driven by four bats; she sits besides an owl and above her head is a cock; in the coach is a passenger, the personification of sleep; oval block
    Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with two tone-blocks, ochre and dull green)

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1588-1590 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 345 millimetres
    • Width: 261 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with the monogram below "HG. f.".
  • Curator's comments

    See C.Ackley, 'Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt', Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exh. cat. 1981, no. 3; N. Bialler, 'Chiaroscuro woodcuts: Hendrick Goltzius and his time', Riksmuseum, Amsterdam and Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, ex. cat., 1993, no. 32b (suggests that the figure could be Hecate).

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  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 300b (Hendrick Goltzius) bibliographic details
    • Hirschmann 1921 372 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 372 bibliographic details
    • Strauss 1977 420 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.73.237 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2014-15 Sept - Jan.London, BM Witches and Wicked Bodies

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    W,5.47

Nox, WL, holding a flaming torch and sitting at the front of a coach driven by four bats; she sits besides an owl and above her head is a cock; in the coach is a passenger, the personification of sleep; oval block  Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with two tone-blocks, ochre and dull green)

Nox, WL, holding a flaming torch and sitting at the front of a coach driven by four bats; she sits besides an owl and above her head is a cock; in the coach is a passenger, the personification of sleep; oval block Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with two tone-blocks, ochre and dull green)

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