The Farnese Hercules
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1665
People
Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch (Mühlbracht 1558 - 1617 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Title
The Farnese Hercules
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Antique Statues of Rome
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
c. 1592 - 1617
Culture
Dutch
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 41.5 x 29.8 cm (16 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: HGoltzius sculp.
  • inscription: engraved on stone base of statue, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: HERCVLES VICTOR
  • inscription: below border, right half of verse, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Latin: Servarat bortis [?] aureis virgil draco, / Schrevel. / Fessus quievi terror orbis Hercules. [half of verse by Theodorus Schrevelius]
  • inscription: engraved in plate; lower left corner above border, black printer's ink, engraved in plate: HGoltzius sculp. Cum privilig. / Sa. Cae. M. / Herman Adolfsz / excud. Haarlemen.
  • inscription: centered below border, between two parts of quote, black printers ink, engraved in plate: Statua antiqua Romae in palatio Cardinalis Fernisij / opus posthumum HGoltzy, iam primum divulgat An°. M.D.C.X.VII.
  • inscription: below border, left side, black printer's ink, engraved in plate, Latin: , Dominto triformi rege Lusitaniae, / Raptisque [?] malis quae Hesperi sub cardine [half of a verse by Neo-Latin poet and rector of the Latin School of Leiden, Theodorus Schrevelius (1572-1649)
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii, S2/2
Standard Reference Number
H. 145, B. 143, FK P.5.1, TIB0301.143
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1665
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

The "Master Prints" of Hendrik Goltzius and Mannerist Art, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, 03/09/2005 - 06/30/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009

Around Antique: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (Teaching Gallery) S421, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/14/2010 - 09/04/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted