Requires Photography

Pluto (from Demogorgon and the Deities series, 1 of 7 blocks)

about 1594
Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 233; Hirschmann 369; Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish, vol. VIII) 369; Strauss 413; TIB comm. 0301.233; Bialler 1983, cat. no. 8; Leesberg (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Goltzius, part II) 297 (IIb/IIc)


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; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer