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Head of Hercules, probably based on a medal; in profile to right, with stout neck, short hair and wavy beard
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1600-1608 (circa)
Height: 56 millimetres
Width: 48 millimetres (oval)
- Curator's comments
- This is one from a series of thirty, for comment see 1858,0626.134.
Possibly an adaptation from an Italian Renaissance medal of the 16th century (see BM, Dept. of Coins and Medals, 1865,0324.2339).
Rowlands, Rubens: Drawings and Sketches, BMP, 1977
This is possibly an adaptation from an Italian Renaissance medal of the sixteenth century, such as that exhibited for comparison (1865,0324.2339), or more probably is based on a piece of sculpture.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977 BM, Rubens drawings and sketches, no.105
1996/7 Dec-Mar, Vicenza, Palazzo Thiene, 'Valerio Belli Vicentino'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number