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Hercules and Cacum

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Hans Sebald Beham, Hercules and Cacum, 1545, engraving on paper, Gift of Mrs. Mary Riley, public domain, 93.39.10

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Title

Hercules and Cacum

Artist

Hans Sebald Beham (German, 1500-1550)

Date

1545

Period

Late Renaissance (mid-late 16th century)

Medium

engraving on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 1 15/16 in x 2 13/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: UL "HSB"

inscription: UR "Cacum Flammivomum Opprimit Hercules"

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

German

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mary Riley

Accession Number

93.39.10

Copyright

public domain

Terms

engraving

Hercules

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

Description

Hans Sebald Beham was known as one of the "Little Masters" of the Northern Renaissance for his skill in creating masterful engravings on a very small scale. Although diminutive, these prints capture the strength and endurance of the mighty hero who overcame twelve labors (challenges) to redeem himself.

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