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Creator:
James Walker, 1748–1808, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

The Infant Hercules

Date:
1792
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately textured, rough, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 26 1/16 × 22 15/16 inches (66.2 × 58.3 cm) and Image: 24 × 22 7/8 inches (61 × 58.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sr.Joshua Reynolds. | [russian lettering]"; lettered, lower right: Engraved by Jas.Walker on Engr to her J.M. and Membr. of the Impr.Acady. of Art St.P. | THE INFANT HERCULES. | Dedicated to her Imperial Majesty CATHERINE the SECOND | Empress and Autocratrix of all the Russias. | By her much obliged most devoted | & very humble servant | James Walker."; lettered, lower center: "From the Original Picture in the | Imperial Gallery at St. Petersburg | Publish'd Jany 1st.1792, as the Act directs by Jas. Walker, St.Petersburg, W.Hodges Queen Street, May Fair, and R. Blamire, Corner of Northumberland Street, Strand, London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10358
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cloud | cradle | dog | Hercules strangles two serpents in his cradle | infant | man | strength | weapon | woman
Associated People:
Hercules
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26414
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