Hercules and the Hydra

1462–not earlier than 1535
Cristofano di Michele Martini, called il Robetta (Italian, 1462–after 1534)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind I.D.II.34; Bartsch, XIII, 404, no.21.

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.9 x 17.5 cm (7 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P1018

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

(Adapted from composition by Pollajuolo) Cut; false/heavily restored margins at top and bottom.

Inscription

Recto, lower right corner, in brown ink: "WE", W. Esdaille, Lugt 2617; Verso, lower left, in brown ink: "Macochitti's sale 1867"; In pencil: "Lot 72"; Verso, top, in ink: signature; Verso, top, in pencil: "Baron Mavochelli(?)"; Verso, lower left, in brown ink: "1830 WE", W. Esdaille, Lugt 2617.

Markings

Verso, lower left corner, stamped in black ink: Mark of William Bell Scott, Lugt 2607; In red ink: Mark of Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309.

Provenance

William Esdaille (1758-1837, London, Lugt 2617); William Bell Scott (1811-1890, London, Lugt 2607); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); from whom purchased by MFA November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund