[Hercules and Omphale.]
London, Publish'd Novr: 1787 by W. Dickinson Engraver No: 158 Bond Street.
Stipple and etching, state before title. 215 x 255mm, 8½ x 10". Crease through lower left corner.
Hercules seated to left, holding a spindle; on the right, Omphale, half-naked, wearing a lion's skin over her head, seated with legs crossed, her right hand resting on a club held by a putto. On her left, Cupid, holding a bow, two putti holding wreaths; in a horizontal oval. In classical mythology Omphale was queen of Lydia; Herakles/Hercules was her slave for three years, as punishment for murdering his friend Iphitus. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
De Vesme 425, iv of v.
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