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Hercules and Cacus

Goltzius, Hendrick (1558-1617, Dutch)

Chiaroscuro woodcut

Hendrick Goltzius, Hercules and Caucus

Hendrick Goltzius
Hercules and Caucus


Medium: Chiaroscuro woodcut 
Dimensions: 410 x 330 mm. 16 1/8 x 13 in.                                  
Hollstein 373; Bialler 25, first state of six, apparently unique in this color combination, brown outline with ochre and green tone blocks
Provenance: Galerie Bassenge, Berlin; 2000 to David Tunick, Inc.
Impression: Very fine, the details printing clearly and legibly, with appropriate emphasis on the highlights, i.e., not heavy and stark with contrast
Condition: The sheet is supported with thin Japanese paper; some restorations and pale stains; more than 1/4 in. (5 mm.) margins all around outside the borderline