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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    W,5.37

  • Description

    Hercules and Cacus; Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, raises his club over his head with both hands about to strike Cacus who lies beneath him on the floor of a cave; a number of the cattle of Geryon huddle together at right. 1588
    Chiaroscuro woodcut (line block with three tone-blocks, yellow, dark green and grey) and letterpress

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1588
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 410 millimetres
    • Width: 335 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Letterpress below "Ghedruckt t'Amsterdam by Willem Ianssen in de vergulde Sonnewyser."
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1895,0607.83. State II.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 304.Ih (Hendrick Goltzius) bibliographic details
    • Hirschmann 1921 373 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 373 bibliographic details
    • Strauss 1977 403 bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.72.231 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    W,5.37

Hercules and Cacus; Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, raises his club over his head with both hands about to strike Cacus who lies beneath him on the floor of a cave; a number of the cattle of Geryon huddle together at r, 1588  Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with three tone-blocks, yellow, dark green and grey) and letterpress

Hercules and Cacus; Hercules, wearing a lion pelt, raises his club over his head with both hands about to strike Cacus who lies beneath him on the floor of a cave; a number of the cattle of Geryon huddle together at r, 1588 Chiaroscuro woodcut (lineblock with three tone-blocks, yellow, dark green and grey) and letterpress

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