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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Juno Suckling Hercules, Hebe Marries Hercules with Help of Minerva, Designed for Sala di Ercole e Ebe, Palazzo Gaddi, Forli.", 1819

type: Drawing

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At left, Juno seated in domed hall. She gives right breast to child seated upon her right leg. Minerva stands beside and looks on. Caption: "Giuonone allatta Erocle/ Minerva ne gode." At right: Minerva having put her left arm around Hercules, leads him to Hebe, whose right arm she takes. Hebe has joined hands with Hercules. Cupid led her to Hercules. A table with pitcher shown left rear, Hercules club leans against the pedestal of column in right rear. Caption: "Ebe sposa di Ercole con l'asistenza di Minerva."


Felice Giani


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