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Hercules Victorious Over the Hydra

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


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.3 x 21.7 cm (13 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.) Platemark: 34.7 x 21.1 cm (13 11/16 x 8 5/16 in.)(with an obtrusion in the lower right margin for the Hydra's claw)

Accession Number

P1516

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, bottom right, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund