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Allegorical Figures: Force, Hercules Strangling the Hydra, Plenty, and Fame

Artist:
Bernardino Rodriguez ("Bernardino Siciliano") (Italian, documented (?) Sicily 1600–1650)
Date:
1600–1650
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and reddish wash, traces of white gouache highlighting, over red chalk
Dimensions:
4-1/4 x 5-13/16 in. (10.8 x 14.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Walters, 1917
Accession Number:
17.236.35
Not on view
Inscription: Recto annotated toward top in pen and brown ink: Virtu heroica. Magnanimita. Magnificenta. Verso annotated in graphite: B. Siciliano.
Don Sebastián Gabriel de Borbón y Braganza (1811–1875); Don Pedro Alcántara de Borbón y Borbón, Duke of Dúrcal (1862–1892); American Art Galleries, New Yorksale April 10,1889, Lot no. 215("Bernardino Siciliano, Symbolic figures. Force. Hercules strangling the Hydra. Hercules with his club. Plenty with her horn, and Fame. Two Cupids in the air." Above is written: "Virtu heroica, Magnanimita, Magnificencia".)
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