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Title
Hercules and Omphale
Names
Goupil & Cie (Printer)
Gleyre, Charles, 1806-1874 (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Hercules

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1883
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-Her
Topics
Heracles (Greek mythology)
Cupid (Roman deity)
Spinning
Mythology
Thread
Hercules (Roman mythology)
Peacocks
Eros (Greek deity)
Omphale (Greek mythology)
Peristyles
Doric order
Genres
Art reproductions
Notes
Original version: "From the original painting in the Museum of Neufchatel [Neuchatel]."--printed on border.
Content: Hercules was sold into slavery to Omphale, Queen of Lydia, as punishment for the killing of Iphitus. He was forced to do traditional female tasks such as spinning thread.
Source note: The masterpieces of French art : a biographical history of art in France from the earliest period to and including the salon of 1882. (Philadelphia : Gebbie, c1883) Viardot, Louis (1800-1883), Author. Armstrong, William A. , Editor.
Physical Description
Photogravures
Extent: 25.9 x 17.8 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce7a1ad0-c5be-012f-aed2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1883: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hercules and Omphale" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1883. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6017-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hercules and Omphale" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 23, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6017-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1883). Hercules and Omphale Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6017-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Hercules and Omphale