- Museum number
Object: Ercole vincitore dell'Idra (Hercules victorious over Hydra)
Series: Cammini dipinti da Lodovico Carracci e intagliati in rame da Carl Antonio Pisarri (Cammini painted by Lodovico Carracci and engraved by Carl Antonio Pisarri)
Hercules sitting on a rock holding a lit torch in one hand and his head resting in the other, one foot positioned on the slayed Hydra lying to the right; after Lodovico Carracci
Engraving and etching
- Production date
- 1750 (c.)
Height: 330 millimetres
Height: 446 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres (plate-mark)
Width: 347 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- For further details, see 1948,0211.3.1 See 1896,1118.113.5 for another impression.
The print on this folio is after a fresco transferred to canvas, initially in the house of Carlo Carracci, but at the time of Pisarri in Palazzo Grassi. The fresco is now in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum (museum no. 8368-1863) The fresco is described in Alessandro Brogi 'Ludovico Carracci (1555-1619)', Bologna, 2001, cat. no. 55, fig. 143.
According to the database of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the fresco was up untill 1937 attributed to Annibale Carracci, where Otto Kurz reattributed it to Lodovico Carracci in 'A forgotten masterpiece by Lodovico Carracci' in The Burlington Magazine, IXX, 1937, p. 81.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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