Hercules Victorious Over the Hydra

about 1558
Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520–1582), After Giovanni Battista Bertani (Italian, 1516–1576)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 44; Bellini 34, only state; Boorsch, Lewis & Lewis 24, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.3 x 21.3 cm (13 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) Platemark: 35 x 20.8 cm (13 3/4 x 8 3/16 in.)(plus the excrescence with the hydra's claw at the lower right)

Accession Number

62.948

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

William H. Schab Master Prints and Drawings, Inc., New York; from whom purchased October 10, 1962

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard