Antonio Tempesta, 1606 - Hercules fighting Cerberus: the dog from Hell / Hades

Description
Antonio Tempesta, 1606 - Hercules fighting Cerberus: the dog from Hell / Hades
Engraving - Not signed - 1606

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.

Lot details
Artist
Antonio Tempesta, 1606
Title of artwork
Hercules fighting Cerberus: the dog from Hell / Hades
Year
1606
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In very good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
10.4×11.9 cm
Total dimensions
16×18.7×0 cm
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