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Infant Hercules asleep

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching; third state of four, the plate is reduced in size in this state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 in. × 4 3/4 in. (15.3 × 12 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.570.376
Not on view
Infant Hercules asleep; lying naked on a cloak, head to right, among leafy branches under tree, his club between his legs; two birds perched above his head, after Parmigianino
Inscription: Lettered below left in design "F: Par: inu:" and at right "WHollar, fecit". In margin "Cum priuilegio Regis".
Pennington 275 iii/iv; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part I) 264 III/IV
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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