Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, and traces of black chalk, on buff laid paper, pieced at center
Inscribed recto, upper center, in pen and brown ink: "Aper Erimantheus"; left corner, in pen and brown ink: "Hydra Lernaea"; lower left across margin, in pen and brown ink:" ...xh[?] / ...ablara / Herculis Attila, de sui [?] vide Hygm. / Leo Nemaeus."; lower center, in pen and brown ink: "Per / Her"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "ceruus [?] pernix / auratis anisibus [?]"; inscribed verso, upper left in graphite: "7"; upper right, in graphite: "9"
230 x 320 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997), p. 119, no. 151 (ill.).
Baron Macartney (1737-1806) Parkhurst, Surrey; Macartney family, to 1854. Frederick R. Aikman, England, to 1913; sold, Puttick & Simpson, London, Mar. 14, 1913, lot 114, to William F. E. Gurley (1854–1943), Chicago [stamps (Lugt 5308), recto, lower center and lower right]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago for the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922 [stamps (Lugt 1230b), verso, center left and right, in black].
McCullagh & Giles 151
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