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Title
Hercules gives Jupiter an apple from the Garden of the Hesperides.
Names
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie (Printer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Jupiter

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1862 - 1864
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Jup
Topics
Jupiter (Roman deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Hercules (Roman mythology)
Apples
Decoration and ornament -- Plant Forms -- Greece
Heracles (Greek mythology)
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Hercules is usually shown holding a club and dressed in a cloak made from a lion's head and hide, but here he has what looks like a deerskin draped over his arm. The apple Hercules holds out to Jupiter (Greek Zeus) looks like a snowball, having been drawn in a simplified form following artistic conventions of the time (notice the others on the tree behind). Behind Jupiter may be Diana (Greek Artemis) with her huntress' bow and Apollo.
Source identifier: 11461 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: Written below image: "Note thunderbolts in Jupiter's left hand." A small black-and-white picture at upper left shows the larger image as it appears on the pottery piece.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 33.5 x 37.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e7f2c020-c5be-012f-5b67-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1862: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hercules gives Jupiter an apple from the Garden of the Hesperides." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 - 1864. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643c-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 gives Jupiter an apple from the Garden of the Hesperides." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 8, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1862 - 1864). Hercules gives Jupiter an apple from the Garden of the Hesperides. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-643c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Hercules gives Jupiter an apple from the Garden of the Hesperides.