Mercury Killing Argus

after Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch, 1558 - 1617


about 1589

Engraving on laid paper

Overall: 7 × 10 in. (17.8 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Professor Robert L. McGrath


Portfolio / Series Title

Number 19 of 52 from The Creations of the Four Elements


Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: 19; inscribed, in plate, lower left center: Eripit d viuis blando sociata sopori / Custodem Inachie mors inopina bouis .; lower right center: Hoc opus, hoc ingens decus est Cyllenidos Harpes, / funonchi Maia fallere nate potes.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch no.49 (105); Ho. 526.

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