Hercules and the Nemean Lion

about 1510–1550
Giuseppe Niccolò Rossigliani, called Niccolò Vicentino (Italian, active about 1510–1550), After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, 1483–1520)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.119.17, i/ii


Sheet: 22.6 × 16 cm (8 7/8 × 6 5/16 in.)(trimmed into the image; lacking c. 15 mm at the top, c. 17 mm on each side, and c. 4 mm at the bottom) Mount: 29.8 × 21.7 cm (11 3/4 × 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed in black from the line block only, laid down to secondary support

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto of backing sheet, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Peter Vischer, Basel (1751-1823)(Lugt 2115); recto of backing sheet, lower left-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso of backing sheet, lower left, the same mark; verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Peter Vischer, Basel (1751-1823)(Lugt 2115); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund