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Creator Name: Goltzius, Hendrik
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1558 - 1617
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Mülbracht
Creator Death Place: Haarlem
Creator Name-CRT: Hendrick Goltzius
Title: Nox
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1588
Creation End Date: 1590
Creation Date: 1588/1590
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: chiaroscuro woodcut (in gray and black)
Dimensions: Sheet: 34.9cm x 26.4cm, Image: 34.6cm x 26.2cm
Inscriptions: lower center, in block: HG.[in monogram] f. ; VERSO, upper center, in pen and black ink: 1n6? ; upper right, in graphite: [illegible] ; lower left, in pen and blue and brown ink: # 1000 s?
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1990.86
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Provenance: purchased from (Hill-Sone, Inc., New York, NY)
Context: Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)Nox from Seven Dieties, 1588-1590Chiaroscuro woodcut (in gray and black)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1990.86Nox, or Night, is one in a series of seven oval-format chiaroscurowoodcuts. Seated beside an owl, the goddess of night holds a torch to lightthe way. The wagon is drawn by bats and carries the personification ofSleep, behind whom are the signs of the zodiac (referring to the cycle ofthe months and to the passage of time). On top of the wicker canopy acrowing rooster announces the arrival of dawn.Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
AMICA ID: CMA_.1990.86
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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