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Hercules and Antaeus

1847–49
Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 129

Dimensions

26 x 43.6 cm (10 1/4 x 17 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Sheet: 315 x 448 mm.

Accession Number

1987.299

Medium or Technique

Pen lithograph from transfer paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed by Bertauts, Paris
The giant Antaeus’ strength derived from his contact with earth. The ancient superhero Hercules overpowered him by lifting him from the earth.

Markings

Collectors' marks, ll: Alfred Beurdeley (Lugt 421); Philippe Burty (Lugt 413)

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund