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Hercules bearing the globe on his shoulders standing before a seated philosopher who measures with a pair of dividers. c.1515
Engraving with dry-point effect
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Height: 147 millimetres (irregular)
Width: 112 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to Ottley this was formerly in the collection of Dr Monroe.
Lit.: W. Young Ottley, 'An Inquiry into the origin and early history of engraving upon copper and in wood', London, 1816, I, p. 300
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- This engraving is mentioned as being in the collection of Dr John Monro by Joseph Strutt, 'A biographical dictionary of engravers', I 1786, intro p.29, who also includes a reversed engraved copy of it as plate V in his book. He thought it very early and possibly by Finiguerra on the basis of an F on a stone. He also thought that it showed an engraver at work. William Alexander in a manuscript note in the P&D copy of Strutt correctly disputed this, and thought it showed a philosopher graduating a dial or horoscope. Ottley, in his entry in the BM inventory, correctly associated the print with other prints of the Master of 1515.
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