Hercules on his funeral pyre at Mt Oeta

Description
Trimmed at the plate mark. Guido Reni's four paintings of the Labors of Hercules, once part of the collection of England's King Charles I, were purchased by the French King Louis XIV in 1662 and engraved by Rousselet in 1669-1670. The copper plates survive in the Chalcography of the Louvre. This impression probably was made in the 18th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
original artist
Reni, Guido
graphic artist
Rousselet, Gilles
place made
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 39 cm x 28.5 cm; 15 11/32 in x 11 7/32 in
support: 63.6 cm x 52.9 cm; 25 1/32 in x 20 13/16 in
ID Number
1978.0534.07
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.07
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
subject
Mythology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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