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Giovanni Battista Bertani
Italian, 1516-1576
(recto) Hercules Victorious over the Hydra; (verso) Study of Hercules, Roman soldier’s head, ornaments, ca. 1558
Pen and ink with traces of red chalk on paper
45.7 x 30.5 cm (18 x 12 inches)
Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 65.078

Giovanni Battista Bertani

(recto) Hercules Victorious over the Hydra; (verso) Study of Hercules, Roman soldier’s head, ornaments

Giovanni Battista Bertani
Italian, 1516-1576
(recto) Hercules Victorious over the Hydra; (verso) Study of Hercules, Roman soldier’s head, ornaments, ca. 1558
Pen and ink with traces of red chalk on paper
45.7 x 30.5 cm (18 x 12 inches)
Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 65.078

  • … - 1965, Collection of Michael Jaffé, Cambridge. Sotheby & Co. Sales catalogue.

    1965, Purchased by the RISD Museum at Sotheby’s, London on 11/11/1965, Lot 52.


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