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lower left, in plate within frame: HGoltzius Inuent. et Sculpt. Ao.1589.; below image, in plate: Amphitryoniadae virtus terraque marique / Quem latet? et tanti saeva noverca mali? / Ille tot expositus mostris, Hydraeque, tricorpor / Geryon atque tibi, flammivomoque Caco. / Ille hic Antaeum, et superat te Acheloe bicornem; / Naiades at truncum fruge ferace beant. (Is there anyone who does not know of Hercules's courage on land and at sea, and the cruel stepmother who did him so much harm? He was exposed to many monsters, the Hydra and to you, Geryoneus with your three bodies, and to the firebreathing Cacus. Here he defeats Anteus and you, two-horned Achelous; but the Naiads enrich the branch with abundant fruits. [Latin translation from Leeflang, Huigen, and Ger Luijten. _Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617): Drawings, Prints and Paintings._ Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2003, p. 106.]); in later hand, lower right in graphite: 117/40; various dealer notations in graphite on verso.

Exhibition History
2000
The Fantastic in Renaissance Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000.
Bibliography
n.d.
Colnaghi, London: 11/18/87-12/5/87, no.68.
1802
Bartsch 142.
1921
Hirschmann, Otto. Verzeichnis des graphischen Werks von Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) mit Benutzung der durch E.W. Moest hinterlassenen Notizen zusammengestellt. Leipzig: Verlag von Klinkhardt und Biermann, 1921. Reprint. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt &Bie
1977
Strauss 1977, 283.
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 156, i/ii.
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