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Hercules and the Nemean Lion: P.1646-1991

Object information

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Hercules and the Nemean Lion


Printmaker: Hopfer, Hieronymus
Printmaker: Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (After)




History note: D'Arenberg collection (19th century) (Lugt 567), probably included in the 14th July & following days 1902 sale, Christies, London

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 137 mm Width 85 mm
Sheet Height 140 mm Width 88 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I.H, surmounted by a hop flower or pinecone
  • Location: Image left centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

Inscription present: Funck number

  • Text: 160
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number

Inscription present: three stars in an oval

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamped blue ink
  • Type: Collector's mark
  • Text: /D/a / 8
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1646-1991
Primary reference Number: 83070
Bartsch: 26
Illustrated Bartsch: 26
Hollstein (German): 30 II/III
Lugt: 567
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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