This is an unusual subject and may have been a drawing for a sculpture, perhaps in wax.
Allegory of the Labours of Hercules by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini), 1650
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Pen, ink & wash over black lead
- 23 x 36 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,576 ( Total: £35,760; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
It is certainly an ambitious drawing of great power.
1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 49; Mr Eric Scheinberg, New York.
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