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Creator:
Print made by William James Ward, ca. 1800–1840, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
The Infant Hercules
Date:
1819
Medium:
Mezzotint (second state) on thick, rough, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 26 × 18 3/4 inches (66 × 47.6 cm), Plate: 18 15/16 × 15 inches (48.1 × 38.1 cm), and Image: 16 1/16 × 13 7/16 inches (40.8 × 34.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "15 1/4/19 3/8 | #52"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "H.II."

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Kt."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by Wm Ward Junr"; lettered, lower center: "The Infant Hercules | London Published March 1st 1810 by W Cribb 13 Tavistock Street Covent Garden"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.302
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Classical Mythology and Ancient History | cradle | divine | early life, prime youth of Hercules | Hercules strangles two serpents in his cradle | hero | infancy, upbringing of Hercules | infant | killing | religious and mythological subject | serpent | snake | strangling | strength
Associated People:
Hercules
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21794
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