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Statue of Hercules, Roman hero and god, killing a centaur

Statue of Hercules, Roman hero and god, killing a centaur

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Statue of Hercules, Roman hero and god, killing a centaur

5323817 Statue of Hercules, Roman hero and god, killing a centaur by David, Francois-Anne (1741-1824); ( Statue of Hercules, Roman hero and god, killing a centaur. Copperplate engraving by Francois-Anne David from Museum de Florence, ou Collection des Pierres Gravees, Statues, Medailles, Chez F.A. David, Paris, 1787. David (1741-1824) drew and engraved the illustrations based on Roman statues, engraved stones and medals in the collection of the Museum de Florence and the cabinet of curiosities of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.); © Florilegius

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Cabinet Of Curiosities Centaure Classical Art Collection Des Pierres Gravees David Francois Anne David Gods Grand Duke Of Tuscany Heracles Hercules Line Engraving Medailles Museum De Florence Roman God Roman Mythology Stipple Engraving Copperplate Engraving


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This print showcases the awe-inspiring Statue of Hercules, a prominent figure in Roman mythology and heroism. Created by Francois-Anne David, this copperplate engraving beautifully captures the intense moment when Hercules triumphantly slays a centaur. The meticulous stipple engraving technique adds depth and texture to the artwork, bringing it to life. The statue itself is an exquisite example of classical art, depicting the immense strength and power of Hercules as he vanquishes his formidable opponent. With intricate details meticulously engraved by David, every muscle and sinew can be seen on both figures. The inspiration for this masterpiece comes from Roman statues, engraved stones, and medals found in the Museum de Florence and the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. It serves as a testament to David's skill as an artist who expertly drew and engraved these illustrations based on ancient artifacts. As we gaze upon this print, we are transported back in time to witness one of Hercules' legendary feats. The combination of mythological symbolism with artistic craftsmanship makes this piece truly remarkable. Whether you are fascinated by Roman mythology or appreciate fine artistry, this print is sure to captivate your imagination.

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