The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus

A work made of engraving of black in on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving of black in on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1588

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
after Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem (Dutch, 1562-1638)

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1588

Medium

Engraving of black in on Ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, bottom left: "Hasce artis primitias CCPictor Inuent.,/simulq[ue] HGoltz. sculpt. D. Iacob Raeuwerdo/ singulari Pictur[a]e alumno, et chalcographiae/ admiratori amicitiae ergo D D. dated at right of dedication: A. 1588. Inscribed recto, in margin, Dirus Agenoridae laniat socia agmina Serpens, Vltor adest Cadmus poenasq[ue] reposcit ab hoste. Inscribed verso, center, in blue ink.

Dimensions

240 x 317 mm (image); 251 x 321 (plate); 302 x 373 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Prints and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1984.108

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