Print

1713-1714 (made)
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Print, 1 of 5 that together make up a section of the ceiling of the Galerie d'Hercule in the Hôtel Lamert. Once assembled the parts depict Jupiter, Juno, Diana, mars and attendants in an architectural framework decorated with a figure of Fame, a winged Victory holding military trophies and another winged Victory seated on a pile of weapons and four figures of Hercules with the Nemean lion, the Lernaean Hydra, one of the golden apples of the Hesperides and Cerberus.


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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 5 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 5 that together make up a section of the ceiling of the Galerie d'Hercule in the Hôtel Lamert. Once assembled the parts depict Jupiter, Juno, Diana, mars and attendants in an architectural framework decorated with a figure of Fame, a winged Victory holding military trophies and another winged Victory seated on a pile of weapons and four figures of Hercules with the Nemean lion, the Lernaean Hydra, one of the golden apples of the Hesperides and Cerberus.
Dimensions
  • Height: 58.5cm (Note: size when assembled with E.3166-3169-1990)
  • Width: 84.3cm (Note: size when assembled with E.3166-3169-1990)
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Association
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Collection
Accession Number
E.3165-1990

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