• Title: Hercules and Cacus
  • Creator: Hendrick Goltzius
  • Date Created: 1588
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed: “Goltzius Inve”
  • Print State: Second of six states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1939
  • Materials & Techniques: Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in three colors (black, yellow, and yellow-green) on heavy laid paper. Watermark: No watermark
  • Keywords: battles, Hercules
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Based on description of states in Bialler (1992), this appears to be state ii/vi, printed ca. 1605–1617 by “Willem Ianssen in de vergulde Sonnewyser”; but this impression does not include the usual letterpress inscription (which may have been trimmed off) for Ianssen on the bottom margin. Assignment to the second state is based solely on the strength of the colors and strong contrasts between the colors; see Bialler, pp. 82–83 (Clare Rogan, 9/9/2006).
  • Dimensions: Image dimensions: 409 mm x 330 mm (16.1 in. x 12.99 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 231 (vol. 3, p. 72); Hollstein 373; Strauss 403; Bialler (1992) no. 25 II
  • Associated People: Created by Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
  • Accession Number: 1939.D1.173