Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna

A work made of pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board.
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  • A work made of pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board.

Date:

c. 1876

Artist:

Gustave Moreau
French, 1826-1898

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Artist

Gustave Moreau

Title

Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna

Origin

France

Date

1866–1898

Medium

Pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: "l'hydra"

Dimensions

183 × 158 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation

Reference Number

1983.281

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