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XVI-XIX siècle
Hercules Slaying the Hydra (c) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Magnin) / Thierry Le Mage
Hercules Slaying the Hydra

Hercules Slaying the Hydra

This Baroque drawing was possibly inspired by the painting of the same subject by Guido Reni (Musée du Louvre). It was dated by establishing a link with Le Triomphe de Claudius Metellus [The Triumph of Claudius Metellus] (Musée Atger), a drawing signed in the same way and dated 1770. The free technique of the wash emphasised by the tension in the pen and ink work helps the dynamism of a painting that is almost Romantic in its expression.

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