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Hercules resting
plate 4 from the Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis series, published by Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, Rome 1670–92

etching and engraving
25.9 × 45.4 cm (image) (oval) 28.1 × 46.9 cm irreg. (sheet, trimmed within platemark) 45.8 × 71.1 cm (backing sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Rome, Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Borea XXVII B.4 ii/ii
2nd of 2 states
printed in ink l.l.: Annibal Carraccius pinxit in Ædibus Farneſianis
printed in ink l.r.: Petrus Aquila delineauit, et sculp·
printed in ink l.c.: Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis Romæ ad Templū S. Mariæ de Pace cum priu. S. Pontificis.
printed in ink l.c.l.: Hic, qui dura sede, porrecto saxa leone, / Ille est ALCIDES, qui fera monſtra domat.
printed in ink l.c.: Queque tulit spectat, recubanti prælia vultu, / Setigerumque suem, tergeminumque canem.
printed in ink l.c.r.: SPHYNX monet ALCIDEN victis requiescere monstris / Dulcior est multo parta labore quies.
printed in ink l.r.: 4
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