Philactetes Applies the Torch of Hercules to the Funeral Pyre

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on light blue laid paper | 1780-1800

Felice Giani

Philactetes shown at left in foreground, bow and quiver lie at right. Hercules still living lies upon burning pile.

Credit: Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Object: 1901-39-3235

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