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The Labours of Hercules
- The Labours of Hercules
Plate 1: Leda with the swan and Hercules as a child; reverse copy after Aldegrever (New Hollstein e.83); with Leda and the swan in left foreground. 1577
- Height: 92 millimetres
- Width: 67 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with monogram and lettered 'AETATIS SUE 17' on the tablet at lower left.
Dated in the window at upper centre.
Also lettered 'Ian Bussemaker' at lower left.
From a series of thirteen plates after Aldegrever's Labours of Hercules. All in reverse and without the lettering underneath the Aldegrever prints. BM has eleven impressions from Maes's series, not in collection are Hollstein 12 and 19. Bussemaker is presumably the publisher of the set.
BM also has a complete set of impressions of Aldegrever's series, see E,4.344.
D+F XVIc Mounted Roy
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Object reference number: PPA76316
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