Allegory of the Labours of Hercules by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini)

This is an unusual subject and may have been a drawing for a sculpture, perhaps in wax.

Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Pen, ink & wash over black lead Dimensions: 23 x 36 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,576 ( Total: £35,760; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

It is certainly an ambitious drawing of great power.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 49; Mr Eric Scheinberg, New York.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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