Looking for a Woodcut

I know I’ve seen this a thousand times, but for some reason I just can’t find it either on Google or in my books.

There’s a woodcut that shows two men in Elizabethan garb in a graveyard, inside a magic circle, summoning up a spirit. The spirit is there, with a skull for a head. One of the men has a staff.

Anyone recognize the print I’m talking about, and can point me to it?

EDIT: Ask, and ye shall receive. Here’s the image I was looking for:

Thanks, guys!

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6 thoughts on “Looking for a Woodcut

  1. If you do a Google image search for "John Dee Edward Kelly spirit", you will find two different woodcuts illustrating a similar scene (Dee and Kelly summoning a spirit in a magic circle.) The background is different in each woodcut, but it sounds like you're talking about one of those two.

  2. IIRC, the woodcut depicts Edward Kelly and… someone, but not John Dee. Dee and Kelly are so strongly associated with one another, that many later chroniclers assumed the picture depicted both. Dr. Dee took a dim view of Mr. Kelly's dabbling in necromancy.

  3. Also, if I remember correctly, the spirit was someone's deceased housekeeper. It was a classical Necromantic operation, Divination by contact with the Dead.

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