Demogorgon in the Cave of Eternity (from the series Demogorgon and the Deities)

Creator of the World in the Cave of Eternity
The Magician

designed about 1588-1590
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 238, i; Hirschmann 373; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), VIII, 373; Strauss 418; TIB comm. 238; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 5; New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 294c [1]

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.3 x 26.6 cm (13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in.) (cut to oval)

Accession Number

63.611

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from line block and two tone blocks in light brown and dark brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in the dark brown tone block, lower right of center: HG f

Markings

Watermark[?]; [impression is pasted to mount so verso cannot be seen]

Provenance

William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; May 8, 1963, his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen