Collection Online

Hercules supports the heavens
(c. 1675-1680)
plate 3 from a set of thirteen engravings after the paintings by Annibale Carracci for the Camerino of the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, c. 1595

25.0 × 47.0 cm (plate before lettering) 27.6 × 47.0 cm (plate after lettering) 45.6 × 70.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Le Blanc p. 53
2nd state
printed in ink (in image) l.: Fortis atlantaeos humeris subijsse labores dicitur Alcide sustinuisse polum
printed in ink (in image) c.: Sol novus, occiduusque sua ceruice pependit, et coeli longas astra obiere vias.
printed in ink (in image) r.: Pondera fert mundi sapiens, dominabitur astris, ille suae vitae, qui bene fulcit onus.
printed in ink below image l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pinxit in aedibus Farnesianis
printed in ink below image l.c.: Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis Romae ad Templum S. Mariae de Pace cum priv. S. Pontificis
printed in ink below image l.l.: Petrus Aquila delineanit et sculp.
printed in ink below image l.l.: 3
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by 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