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Print - Hercules Slaying Cacus

Hercules Slaying Cacus

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Haarlem (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1588 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goltzius, Hendrick (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks

  • Museum number:

    E.594-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box J

Physical description

Hercules slaying Cacus printed in black, green and yellow. A skull and bone lie the foreground, cattle in the background and other figures watching or fleeing.

Place of Origin

Haarlem (probably, made)

Date

1588 (made)

Artist/maker

Goltzius, Hendrick (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks

Dimensions

Height: 40.6 cm sheet, cut to, Width: 30 cm trimmed, cut to

Descriptive line

Chiaroscuro woodcut. Hendrik I Goltzius. Hercules slaying Cacus, 1588.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Cattle

Categories

Printmaking techniques; Woodcuts

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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