Hercules Killing Cacus
Hercules and Cacus
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)
Bartsch 231; Hirschmann 373; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), VIII, 373; Strauss 406; TIB comm. 0301.231; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 4; New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 304 Ie
Sheet: 41.2 x 33.4 cm (16 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from a line block and two tone blocks in tan and dark olive green
Not On View
Signed and dated vertically, on rock center left, cut out of dark tone block: A° 88 HGoltzius Inue.
Watermark [Meder 258?]; verso, collector's stamp in brown: MFA/W.G. ALLEN BEQUEST [Lugt 3593]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 63.602; in graphite: (203) Allen
William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; May 8, 1963, his bequest to the MFA.
Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen