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Hercules at the Crossroads (The Young Hercules Wooed by Virtue and Sensuality)
Hercules at the Crossroads (The Young Hercules Wooed by Virtue and Sensuality)
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Engraving
Dimensions:
19.5 x 28.7 cm (image); 25.5 x 41.8 cm (sheet)
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Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: R.E. Lewis Inc. 9/20/1973; M.S. Sopher (his stamp verso);
The image would appear to have been printed on a sheet cut (crudely) from a book; the L,R and lower edges show signs of red coloration;
There is a small perforation (1mm dia.) LR;

Accession Number:
1993.63.158
Acquisition Date:
1993-09-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

Naked Hercules sits on a rock covered with a lion skin, his chin resting on his hands which rest on top of a club; he looks towards two women sitting under a tree; the nearest, naked, reaches an arm towards him; the other, dressed, holds a vase of flowers, looks towards him and gestures

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