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Hercules Killing Cacus

Hercules and Cacus

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), Printed by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (Dutch, 1571–1638)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 231; Hirschmann 373; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. VIII) 373; Strauss 406; TIB comm. 0301.231; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 4; Leesberg, New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 304 (Ih)


Image: 41.2 x 33.3 cm (16 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.) Sheet: 42.4 x 34.2 cm (16 11/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from a line block and two tone blocks in yellow and green

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, in letterpress, below woodcut frame: Ghedruckt t/Amsterdam by Willem Ianssen in de vergulde Sonnewyser.


Signed and dated vertically, on rock center left, cut out of dark tone block: A° 88 HGoltzius Inue.


Recto, lower right, in graphite: 167; verso: collector's signature in ink: F. Rechberger 1802 [Lugt 2133]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309; collector's mark in black: [DB with small triangle above, in circle, with triangle; Lugt 731]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 1619; in graphite: N° 26[or 0]5 DB; 10 f D.B/B.231.


Franz Rechberger (b. 1771 - d. 1841; Lugt 2133), Vienna. Jean François Désiré Boillard (b. 1824 - d. 1900; Lugt 731); possibly March 27-28, 1874, his sale, Delberg-Cormont. Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; 1897, purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund