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Hercules bearing the globe
plate 3 from the Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis series, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, Rome 1670–92

etching and engraving
25.1 × 45.6 cm (image) (oval) 27.9 × 47.0 cm (sheet, trimmed within platemark) 45.8 × 71.0 cm (backing sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Borea XXVIII B.3 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
printed in ink l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pinxit in Ædibus Farneſianis
printed in ink l.l.: Petrus Aquila delineauit et sculp.
printed in ink l.c.: Io. Iocobus de Rubeis formis Romæ ad Templum S. Mariæ de Pace cum priu. S. Pontificis
printed in ink l.c.l.: Fortis Atlantæos humeris subijſse labores / Dicitur ALCIDES sustinuiſse polum.
printed in ink l.c.: Sol novus, occiduusque suâ ceruice pependit, / e̛t cœli longas aſtra obiere vias.
printed in ink l.c.r.: Pondera fert mundi Sapiens, dominabitur astris, / Ille suæ vitæ, qui bene fulcit onus.
printed in ink l.r.: 3
Accession Number
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