Date of Printing: 1646 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Right • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 33 x 20.5 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 36 x 23.3 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Single Print • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only
Print of the famous Hercules, now in the Vatican museum. Antique Folio Copper Plate Published 1646, Rome for "Hesperides sive de malorum aureorum cultura et usu libri quatuor" (The culture of the use of pieces of gold, and of evil, or of the books of the four Hesperides) by Giovanni Battista Ferari. Engraved Cornelis Bloemaert after Petrus Paulus Vbaldinus. Later professional watercolour & gouache hand colour by a fine British Colourist.