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Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna

A work made of pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board.
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  • A work made of pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board.

Date:

c. 1876

Artist:

Gustave Moreau
French, 1826-1898

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gustave Moreau

Title

Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1866–1898

Medium

Pen and brown and black ink and graphite, with touches of brush and brown wash, heightened with lead white, discolored, on cream laid paper prepared with a pale brown wash, tipped on blue laid paper, laid down on cream board

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: "l'hydra"

Dimensions

18.3 × 15.8 cm (7 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation

Reference Number

1983.281

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