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European Art
Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck, Dutch, 1498–1574

Saturn Devouring a Child; Hercules Slaying the Hydra; Hercules Lifting Antaeus; Hercules Erecting the Columns of Calpe and Abyla

ca. 1550

Oil on panel

46.7 × 64.9 cm (18 3/8 × 25 9/16 in.) framed: 55.25 × 71.28 × 6.35 cm (21 3/4 × 28 1/16 × 2 1/2 in.)
Gift of Chester D. Tripp, B.S. 1903
1960.50a-d
Geography: 
Made in The Netherlands
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Netherlandish
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Lord Kinnaird Collection, Rossie Priory, Inchture, Perth, Scotland; Grete Ring Collection, London; Christie's Sale, London, (21 June 1946); E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York; Chester D. Tripp Collection, Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliography: 

Edna Perkel, An Exhibition of Paintings: for the Benefit of the Research Fund of Art and Archaeology, The Spanish Institute, Inc., exh. cat. (New York: E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., October 12–November 1, 1955), 27, no. 15, as “The Battles of Hercules”.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.