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The Farnesian Hercules, plate one from Three Famous Antique Sculptures

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1592

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558-1617)
text written by Theodorus Schrevelius

About this artwork

On a long-awaited pilgrimage to Italy in 1590 and 1591, the great Haarlem Mannerist artist Hendrick Goltzius made many studies after ancient and modern sculpture. This ancient Greek statue of Hercules by Lysippus was unearthed and restored around 1550 and placed in the Farnese Palace. Goltzius engraved only three statues of a projected series, and these were not printed until after his death, around 1617.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

The Farnesian Hercules, plate one from Three Famous Antique Sculptures

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1587–1597

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

398 × 293 mm (image); 415 × 300 mm (plate); 450 × 334 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mary S. Adams Endowment

Reference Number

1989.171

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