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The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus

ca. 1615
17th century
175 x 251 mm (6.9 x 9.9 in.)

After Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, (1558–1617)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: Number 42 from series of 52 engravings Metamorphoses (illustrations for the work by Ovid)
Edition: Published by Robert de Baudous. The set was formerly bound in a red leather album, gold-tooled with gilt edges owned by Simon Watney, Cornbury. The original DAC catalog card states that the album was bound by J. Clarke. The prints are pasted down along the left edge onto wove sheets, with hand-inked borders, that are numbered in sequence on verso from 1 to 20; 1 to 20; and 1 to 12. The first series consists of 20 sheets (Bartsch 31 – Bartsch 50), which were engraved in Goltzius’s workshop in 1589. The second series of 20 (Bartsch 51 – Bartsch 70) dates 1590. The third series of 12 (Bartsch 70 – Bartsch 82) was issued in 1615.
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower left: “HG inv. Rob. de Baudous Exc.”; inscribed in brown ink in 17th-century hand, lower left: “J. Saenredam Scu.”; inscribed with verse by G. Ryckius
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Vernon J. Watney, Cornbury (name stamped in album)
Bibliography: Bartsch 72 (vol. 2); Illustrated Bartsch 72 (vol. 3, p. 358); for the series, see Hollstein 16–67 (vol. 1, p. 182) and 10–61 (vol. 7, p. 130); see also description attached to original DAC catalog card.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1968
Accession Number: 1968.29.3.42

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  • dragons -
  • illustration - The art or process of providing illustrations. [March 1993 lead-in term added. May 1991 scope note added.]
  • illustrations - Representations or diagrams that clarify, usually accompanying a text, sometimes part of an advertisement. For works that explore a subject or are preliminary to a separate, more finalized work, use "studies (visual works)." [August 1995 alternate term changed, was 'illustration'. March 1993 descriptor moved. June 1992 scope note changed; lead-in term added.]
  • literature (writings)
  • mythology
  • nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 175 x 251 mm (6.9 x 9.9 in.)

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