Artist Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550
Title
  • Hercules Slaying the Hydra
  • Hercules and the Hydra (alternate title)
  • Labors of Hercules (series title)
Date 1545
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 2 1/8 × 3 inches (5.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Kamperman
Accession Number 46.214
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, upper right: 15 [artist's monogram] 45
Marks Stamp, in black, verso: W. Bell Scott (Lugt 2607)
Stamp, in black, verso: Lawson Thompson (Lugt 1770)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, across upper edge: HERCVLES VNA CVM IOLAO HYDRAM OCCIDIT.
W. Bell Scott (London, England);
Lawson Thompson, Hitchin (Hertfordshire, England).
Dr. and Mrs. George Kamperman;
1946-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)