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Hercules Slaying the Hydra

ca. 1802
19th century
323 x 235 mm (12.7 x 9.3 in.)

Charles Heath, the elder, British (English), (1785–1848)
After Raphael Lamar West, British (English), (1769–1850)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Pen lithograph on heavyweight wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed on stone, lower right: “C. Heath”
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Bibliography: Man 93 (Zigrosser, Prints, PCA, 1962).
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.5.1

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  • death
  • early lithography
  • Hercules
  • lithography - Planographic printing process in which a design is deposited on the stone or plate with a greasy substance and the surface is chemically treated to accept ink only in the greasy areas. [August 1996 alternate term added. March 1995 related term added. January 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved.]
  • mythology

  • image Dimensions: 323 x 235 mm (12.7 x 9.3 in.)

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