Hercules fighting Cerberus: the dog from Hell / Hades.
The twelft labour of Hercules is to kidnapp Cerberus.
When he succeeded, he brought Cerberus back to Hades.
Etched in Italy by Antonio Tempesta, edited in Antwerp 1606.
Antonio Tempesta (1555 – 5 August 1630) was an Italian painter and engraver.
He was a connection between the Baroque Rome and the art of Antwerp.
As pupil of Santi di Tito and the Flemish painter Joannes Stradanus, he was also known for his frescos, etchings and he worked also as court painter to Alessandro Farnese.
From Metamorphoseon sive transformationum.
These prints are similar but in another style as the prints of Crispijn de Passe.
The Illustrated Bartsch 705.
Printed on laid 17th century paper ca 1606
With large margins 2-4 cm.
Delivered in a museum passepartout.
- Antonio Tempesta, 1606
- Title of artwork
- Hercules fighting Cerberus: the dog from Hell / Hades
- Not signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 10.4×11.9 cm
- Total dimensions
- 16×18.7×0 cm