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Homo Bulla

Hendrick Goltzius (AKA Hendrik Goltz; Hendrick Goltius), Dutch, (February 1558–January 1, 1617)

Creation date: 1594
Creation place: Netherlands

Other Information

Type: Engraving
Medium and Support: Engraving mounted on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler
Accession Number: 2004.103
Dimensions: 8 5/16 x 6 1/32 in. (21.11 x 15.32 cm)

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Hendrick Goltzius
Netherlandish• 1558–1617
Quis Evadet?
Engraving • 1594
A commonly recurring theme in the sixteenth century,
vanitas allegories reflected the transience of human existence,
likening life to the fleeting nature of a bubble or a
wisp of smoke. In the Latin title of this work, Goltzius’s
Cupid-like cherub asks, “Who escapes it?” with the implication
that no one eludes death. Images like this encouraged
morality and piety in contemporary viewers.
Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.103
Last Updated: 5/12/2015


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Prints in the Artist's Studio: Ruben's Print Collection Reconstructed , 2/3/2010 - 5/12/2010

Divine Desire: Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque , 3/28/2015 - 6/30/2015

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Michael Brown, PhD and Niria E. Leyva-Gutiérrez. Divine Desire. Printmaking, Mythology, and the Birth of the Baroque San Diego Museum of Art, The. SOS Printing, 2015

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