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Drawing, Twelve Circular Medallions with Representations of the Deeds of Hercules, 1758–1823

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Felice Giani. It is dated 1758–1823 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and brown- grey wash on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

33.5 x 43.8 cm (13 3/16 x 17 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: VANDER LEY

It is inscribed

Captions written in graphite over medallions: Ercole ammazza lidra; ercole amazza il leone nemeo; ercole porta il cignale al evristeo; ercole vince il frume Acheloo; Ercole ammazza...la cerva; Ercole airta atlante; Ercole ucide il drage nel orti/ esperidi; Ercole sofoca Anteone; ercole doma la Ammazoni; Ercole libera Prometee; Ercole incatena il Gerbee.

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Drawing, Twelve Circular Medallions with Representations of the Deeds of Hercules, 1758–1823; Designed by Felice Giani (Italian, 1758–1823); Italy; pen and ink, brush and brown- grey wash on paper; 33.5 x 43.8 cm (13 3/16 x 17 1/4 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-3321

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