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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1713-1714 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Le Brun, Charles, born 1619 - died 1690 (artist)
    Surugue, Louis, born 1686 - died 1762 (engraver)
    Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (draughtsman)
    Duchange, Gaspard (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    The set includes engraving, etching, stipple engraving and stipple etching

  • Museum number:

    E.3160-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2D, shelf DR83, box SS57

Physical description

Print, 1 of 6 parts that make up a depiction of a section of the ceiling of the Galerie d'Hercule in the Hôtel Lambert. Once assembled the pars show Ceres seated on a cloud with attendants in an architectural framework decorated with figures of Bacchus, a satyr, two female figures of Victory seated on piles of weapons and four figures of Hercules with the Arcadian Stag, the Erymanthian Boar, the Mare of Diomedes and the Cretan Bull.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1713-1714 (made)

Artist/maker

Le Brun, Charles, born 1619 - died 1690 (artist)
Surugue, Louis, born 1686 - died 1762 (engraver)
Picart, Bernard, born 1673 - died 1733 (draughtsman)
Duchange, Gaspard (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

The set includes engraving, etching, stipple engraving and stipple etching

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in French with instructions for assembling

Dimensions

Height: 58.9 cm, Width: 69.8 cm

Descriptive line

Print by Bernard Picart and Louis de Surugue, 1 of 6 parts depicting a portion of the ceiling of the Galerie d'Hercule in the Hôtel Lambert that was decorated by Charles Le Brun, engraving, etching, stipple engraving, stipple etching, France, 1713-14

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Mare; Bull; Boar; Satyr; Weapons; Stag

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends; Copies and Facsimilies

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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