Academic Study of a Male Nude as Hercules

Accession Number
1970/2.49

Title
Academic Study of a Male Nude as Hercules

Artist(s)
Italian; Bolognese

Object Creation Date
18th century

Medium & Support
red chalk, heightened with white

Dimensions
20 3/8 in x 14 5/8 in (51.8 cm x 37.1 cm);28 1/4 in x 22 3/16 in (71.76 cm x 56.36 cm);21 5/8 in x 15 13/16 in (55 cm x 40.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Label copy
In Bologna from the time of the Carracci family of painters, accomplished artists typically returned to the Academy to draw directly from the nude. This drawing shows a seated model portraying Hercules; a Bolognese drawing by another artist in a private collection in Montreal depicts the same man in a different pose and holding this very club.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Hercules
clubs
nudes
seated
study

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