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Hercules holding Antaeus by the torso next to a bare tree upon which his lion skin hangs

Artist:
Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (Italian, active ca. 1490–ca. 1525)
Artist:
After Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua)
Date:
ca. 1490–1520
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet (Trimmed): 11 1/4 × 8 1/16 in. (28.5 × 20.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1929
Accession Number:
29.44.21
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered in the plate bottom center: '.IO.AN.BX.' and vertically at left: 'DIVO HERCULI INVICTO.'

Marking: Watermark of a large circle with a head; written in pencil in modern hand on verso at lower left: 'Durazzo Coll'.
Apparently Count Giacomo Durazzo (Italian, 1717–1794)
B.XIII.325.14; TIB.Commentary.XXV.2511.017; Hind 36.1.
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. XIII.325.14, p. 325.

Arthur Mayger Hind Early Italian engraving: a critical catalogue with complete reproduction of all the prints described. London and New York, 1938-1948, cat. no. 36.1, p. 36-7.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch - Commentary Volumes. 1978–, cat. no. XXV.2511.017, p. 338.



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