Print

1713-1714 (made)
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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.


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Materials and Techniques
The set includes engraving, etching, stipple engraving and stipple etching
Brief Description
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
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 58.9cm (Note: size when assembled with E.3159, E.3160 and E.3162-1990)
  • Width: 69.8cm (Note: size when assembled with E.3159, E.3160 and E.3162-1990)
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Ch. le Brun pinx. / B. Picart del. / L. Surugue sculpsit 1713' (Lettered)
  • 'Dedié a Messire Nicholas Lambert President de la Seconds Chambre des Requêtes de Parlement de Paris / Par son tres humble et Obessant Serviteur B. Picart.' (Lettered)
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Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Collection
Accession Number
E.3161-1990

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