Skip to main content

Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle: 628

An image of Painting

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle


Painter: Beechey, William




History note: Probably G.E. Worthington, of Beckenham, Kent; sold privately by 'Mrs Worthington', of Ealing, London, 1903; anon. sale, Robinson & Fisher, London, 21 May 1903, (120); bt. from an unknown dealer by H.J. Pfungst

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Pfungst, H. J., FSA

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Painted Surface Height 68.2 cm Width 47.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in one hand

  • Text: Lady Beechey as Hebe. From family
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in another hand, very faint

  • Text: G.E. Worthington 2149 Minshull House Beckenham Kent
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Sir William Beechey, R.A. Said to be a portrait of Lady Beechey as Hebe. Purchased in April 1903 from Mrs. Worthington of Ealing, a descendant of Sir Wm Beechey and to whom this picture came by inheritance [this label does not appear to be in Pfungst's handwriting]
  • Location: Verso, on canvas
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 120
  • Location: Verso, on frame
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 1976 [twice]
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Scratched in
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 628
Primary reference Number: 758
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 15 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-15 07:21:52

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-15 07:21:52|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Hebe feeding Jupiter's eagle</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Jupiter in a Chariot

Accession Number: C.39-1932

Jupiter with his Eagle

Accession Number: C.914-1928

Feeding cup

Accession Number: C.1548-1928

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...