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Hercules Killing the Hydra

18th century
386 x 298 mm (15.2 x 11.7 in.)

Raphael Lamar West, British (English), (1769–1850)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on tan wove paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Published April 18, 1801, by John P. Thompson, Great Newport Street and No. 51 Dean Street, Soho
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “R.L. West 1785”; inscribed, lower center: publication date and publisher
Bibliography: Ruth S. Kraemer, Drawings by Benjamin West and His Son Raphael Lamar West (1975), cat. no. 214, “Cadmus Slaying the Dragon” as related to the etching (fig. 50).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1964
Accession Number: 1964.16.1

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  • battles - Use for individual instances of armed conflict between two or more groups. [September 1993 related terms added. December 1992 scope note added. November 1990 descriptor added.]
  • death
  • Hercules
  • mythology

  • plate Dimensions: 386 x 298 mm (15.2 x 11.7 in.)

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