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The Labours of Hercules

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.246

  • Title (series)

    • The Labours of Hercules
  • Description

    Hercules wrestling Antaeus; standing in frontal view at centre, lifting Antaeus off the ground; his club on the ground at right; rocky landscape in background; from a series of twelve engravings. 1545
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1545
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 49 millimetres
    • Width: 72 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram and dated on a tablet at lower left.
        Lettered at upper left: 'ANTAEUM LIBIAE GYGANTEM/ SUFFOCAT HERCULES'
  • Curator's comments

    BM has a complete set of the series, most of the plates in various states.
    BM also has an impression of the first and fourth states, see 1845,0809.1220 and Gg,4C.10.

  • Bibliography

    • Pauli 103.III bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 103.III bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.158.105 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: German Post-binder Small

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.246

Hercules wrestling Antaeus; standing in frontal view at centre, lifting Antaeus off the ground; his club on the ground at r; rocky landscape in background; from a series of twelve engravings.  1545  Engraving

Hercules wrestling Antaeus; standing in frontal view at centre, lifting Antaeus off the ground; his club on the ground at r; rocky landscape in background; from a series of twelve engravings. 1545 Engraving

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