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Drawing - Hercules and the centaur Nessus
  • Hercules and the centaur Nessus
    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560
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Hercules and the centaur Nessus

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. first half of 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (school of)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, bistre wash

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.175

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 33

Physical description

Hercules and the centaur Nessus; The latter has just discharged an arrow, his adversary raises his shield and poises a spear; Highly finished with a pen and washed with bistre ; from the antique.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

ca. first half of 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (school of)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, bistre wash

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in, Width: 13.3 in

Descriptive line

Drawing, Hercules and the centaur Nessus, Follower of Baccio Bandinelli, Florentine school, ca. first half of 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 34

The following is the full text of the entry:

school of
BANDINELLI, BACCIO

33
Hercules fighting with the centaur Nessus
Inscribed on the back in pencil in a modern hand 'From Sir Joshua Reynolds collection'
Pen and ink; squared in black chalk
8 ¾ x 13 ¼ (222 x 336) Dyce 175

PROVENANCE ?Sir J. Reynolds; Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 175 (as anonymous, 'ascribed to Baccio Bandinelli')

Materials

Pen and ink; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Spear; Shield; Centaur; Arrow

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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