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The Deities

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    W,5.41

  • Title (series)

    • The Deities
  • Description

    Pluto, whole-length, seen from behind observing Hades in flames; at right is an over-turned urn with four mouths of the rivers Styx, Cocytus, Phlegethon and Acheron; at left a procession of souls passing in judgement before Rhadamanthys, Minos and Aeacus; 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: 260 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

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

    See N. Bialler, 'Chiaroscuro woodcuts: Hendrick Goltzius and his time', Riksmuseum, Amsterdam and Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, ex. cat., 1993, no. 29b.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 297IIa (Hendrick Goltzius) bibliographic details
    • Hirschmann 1921 369 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 369 bibliographic details
    • Strauss 1977 423 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.73.233 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    W,5.41

Pluto, WL, seen from behind observing Hades in flames; at r is an over-turned urn with four mouths of the rivers Styx, Cocytus, Phlegethon and Acheron; at l a procession of souls passing in judgement before Rhadamanthys, Minos and Aeacus; oval block  Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with two tone-blocks, ochre and dull green)

Pluto, WL, seen from behind observing Hades in flames; at r is an over-turned urn with four mouths of the rivers Styx, Cocytus, Phlegethon and Acheron; at l a procession of souls passing in judgement before Rhadamanthys, Minos and Aeacus; oval block Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with two tone-blocks, ochre and dull green)

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