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Creator:
Print made by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690, Dutch
after Gerard de Lairesse, 1640–1711, Flemish
Published by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690, Dutch
Title:

Hercules before the Temple of Janus

Date:
between 1680 and 1690
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 14 3/16 × 10 11/16 inches (36 × 27.2 cm) and Image: 13 5/8 x 10 11/16 inches (34.6 x 27.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "First state before "et ex"; on back, lower right: "Wessely: p 74. no. 80 T | #65"

Lettered in black ink, lower right: "G Lairesse pinxit | A Blooteling fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.836
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
aggressive, unfriendly activities and relationships of Hercules | architectural subject | club (weapon) | death | door | fighting | Greek | harpies | hero | killing | legend | man | mythology | nude | portrait | quarrel | relief | religious and mythological subject | sandals | temple | togas | trees | wings (costume accessories) | women | wreaths
Associated Places:
Italy | Lazio | Roma | Roman Forum | Rome | Temple of Janus
Associated People:
Hercules
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22527
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