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Neptune (from the series Demogorgon and the Deities)

Neptune (from the Couples of Gods series)

about 1594
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 232; Hirschmann 367; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), VIII, 367; Strauss 421; TIB comm. 0301.232; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 6; New Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish) 295a


Sheet: 34.9 x 26.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from a line block and two tone blocks in gray and dark gray

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Signed in line block, bottom left of center: HG. F


Watermark: [spread eagle ?]; verso, in graphite: 21568.; in brown ink: gm/200; in brown inkL Mr./J[vas?]; Mr/John; collector's stamp in black: V C [Lugt 2507, collector not identified]; collector's signature in brown ink: G. Storck a Milano 1798./In. No. 7539. [Lugt 2318]; in graphite: H. G. Goltzius; B. 232; c.11004; c/-/-; 215/15=z of[?]; (204) Allen; in brown ink: 8; MFA stamp in brown: MFA/W.G. ALLEN BEQUEST [Lugt 3593]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 63.604


Giuseppe (or Joseph) Storck (b. 1766 - d. 1836; Lugt 2318), Milan. William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955; Lugt 3593), Boston; May 8, 1963, his bequest to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen