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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.3168-1990

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

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

'Ch. le Brun pinx. B. Picart del. et excudit L Surugue Sculp. 1714 / a Paris chez Gaspar du Change rue St. Jaques.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 58.5 cm, Width: 84.3 cm

Descriptive line

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

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

Hydra; Weapons; Lion; Apple

Categories

Prints; Myths & Legends; Copies and Facsimilies

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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