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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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

type: Drawing

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Top row: Hercules battling Hydra with torch. Captions written in graphite over medallions: Ercole ammazza lidra. Hercules strangles lion of Nemea. Caption: ercole amazza il leone nemeo. Hercules carries boar, ercole porta il cignale al evristeo. Hercules holds horns of bull Achelous, ercole vince il frume Acheloo. Hercules captures stag Ercole cerva. Hercules taking heavens on his shoulder, Ercole airta atlante. Hercules resting beside killed dragon, Ercole ucide il drage nel orti/ esperidi. Bottom row: Hercules strangling Antaeus, Ercole sofoca Anteone. Hercules slaying Hypolyta, ercole doma la Ammazoni. Hercules battling eagle for delivering Prometheus, Ercole libera Prometee. Hercules chaining Cerbenus, Ercole incatena il Gerbee. Verso: Nine medallions outlined, showing Hercules battling Hydra.


Felice Giani


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