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The Labours of Hercules

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    F,1.281

  • Title (series)

    • The Labours of Hercules
  • Description

    Hercules Defeating the Hydra of Lerna; Hercules raises his club to strike the multi-headed monster and another figure plunges a flaming torch at the creature; Hercules steps on a crab and a roadway beyond teems with the crustaceans; after Floris. 1563
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1563
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 223 millimetres
    • Width: 282 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below right "Franciscus floris / inuentor / h. Cock excu". In the margin "INDEFESSA GERENS ... HYDRA VADUM". Numbered below centre, towards left "5".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the series see F,1.277.

  • Bibliography

    • Bierens de Haan 1948 176 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 176 (Cornelis Cort) bibliographic details
    • Van de Velde 1975 50 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 71.III (Frans Floris) bibliographic details
    • Riggs 1977 78 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    F,1.281

Hercules defeats the Hydra of Lerna; Hercules raises his club to strike the multi-headed monster and another figure plunges a flaming torch at the creature; Hercules steps on a crab and a roadway beyond teems with the crustaceans; after Floris.  1563  Engraving

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Hercules defeats the Hydra of Lerna; Hercules raises his club to strike the multi-headed monster and another figure plunges a flaming torch at the creature; Hercules steps on a crab and a roadway beyond teems with the crustaceans; after Floris. 1563 Engraving

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