Requires Photography

Pluto (from the series Demogorgon and the Deities)

Pluto (from a Couples of Gods series)

about 1594
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 233; Hirschmann 369; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), VIII, 369; Strauss 413; TIB comm. 0301.233; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 8; New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 297 IIb


Sheet (oval cut to line block border): 35 x 26.3 cm (13 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from a line block and two tone blocks (pale brown and a darker brown)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Signed in line block, lower center: HG.fe


Verso, in brown ink: 4; in graphite: Ayer Coll.; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 287644


Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; to his children, Mrs. John E. Rousmanière (née Mary Farwell Ayer, b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James B. Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Mrs. Henderson Inches (née Elizabeth Ayer, b. 1891 - ?); December, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer