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The choice of Hercules
(1670-1692)
plate 2 from the Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis series, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, Rome 1670–92

Medium
etching and engraving
Measurements
26.7 × 37.4 cm (image) 31.7 × 37.6 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark) 45.8 × 61.5 cm (backing sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Borea XXVIII B.2 ii/ii
Edition
2nd of 2 states
Inscription
printed in ink l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pinx. in Ædibus farneſianis.
printed in ink l.r.: Petrus Aquila delin. et sculpſit.
printed in ink l.c.: Io. Iocobus de Rubeis formis Romæ ad Templ. S. Mariæ de Pace cū Priu. S. Pont.
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: EMINENTISSIMO AC REV.mo (mo in superscript above . ) PRINCIPI CÆSARI D'ESTRES S.R.E. CARDINALI AMPLISSIMO. / HEROICÆ VIRTVTIS IMAGINES AB EGREGIO PICTORE ANNIBALE CARRACIO MIRA ARTIS ELEGANTIA, IN FARNESIANIS ÆDIBVS EXPRESSAS, TIBI SACRO / EMINENTISSIME PRINCEPS ; VT , CVM IPSE EARVM EXEMPLAR IN PECTORE GERAS, ALIENIS COLORIBVS TVA FACTA ADVMBRATA INTVEARIS, ET AGNOSCAS. / EM. V. Humillimus, atque Addictiſsimus Seruus Io. Iocabus de Rubeis.
printed in ink l.l.: Durum monſtrat iter VIRTVS, sed vertice summo / Laurus, et æternâ ver tibi fronde viret.
printed in ink l.c.: Dat roseas calcare vias mentita VOLVPTAS, / Sed spinæ feriunt, horrida monstra latent.
printed in ink l.r.: Alta pete o Iuuenis, pandent per sæcula nomen / Prerides doctæ: Tu quoque numen eris. / 2
Accession Number
P110.2-1991
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Professor Peter Tomory, 1991
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display

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