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Hercules Resting (recto); Footed Vessel with Handle (verso)
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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, 16th century
Title
Hercules Resting (recto); Footed Vessel with Handle (verso)
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Work Type
Drawing
Date
1595-1597
Material
black chalk heightened with white, squared in black chalk on right, incised (edges of figure)
Measurements
Sheet: 35.5 x 52.4 cm (14 x 20 5/8 in.); Secondary Support: 36.6 x 53.3 cm (14 7/16 x 21 in.); Tertiary Support: 38.3 x 55 cm (15 1/16 x 21 5/8 in.)
Description
During a temporary state of madness, Hercules murdered his wife and children. To atone for his crime, he was required to perform twelve labors. In this final study for a fresco of this subject commissioned by Cardinal Odoardo Farnese for the ceiling of his study in his family’s Roman palace, Hercules rests, surrounded by evidence of his toil. The hero’s pose and exaggerated musculature are a result of the artist’s intense study of ancient models and are meant to emulate antique sculpture in the Farnese household and other Roman collections.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: DR - Italian
Department: Drawings
Provenance: [Hôtel Drouot, Paris, summer 1997]; [Talabardon, Paris].
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1997.52_full.tif
SSID
24620950

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