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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "The Apothesis of Hercules, Palazzo Gessi, Faenza", 1813

type: Drawing

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Hercules accompanied by genii presents to Zeus apples of Hesperidae. Sitting beside Zeus, Juno with peacock, Athena and other gods. Hebe pouring ambrosia in cup for Hercules. In foreground, at left, three putti, two with flowers, one pouring water from pitcher. Inscription in Giani's hand: apoteosi di ercole alla preseza delli dei.


Felice Giani


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