(Netherlands 1558 – 1617)
- Not on display
- Further information
Pluto, also called Hades, ruled over the land of the dead and very rarely allowed anyone to return from his kingdom. With his back turned to the viewer Pluto surveys the flaming scene. Next to him the five rivers of the underworld – Lethe, Styx, Cocytus, Phlegethon, and Acheron – are spilling from an urn. In the background the lost souls meet the three infernal judges.
- chiaroscuro woodcut, line block in black and tone blocks in dark grey and pale grey
- 34.7 x 26.2 cm image (oval); 39.0 x 29.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
- Signed l.c., [incised block] "HG.fe [artist's monogram]". Not dated.
- Purchased 1983
- Accession number