Hercule Gaulois, ou l'Eloquence du Recueil Crozat (The Gallic Hercules as Deity of Eloquence from the Cabinet Crozat)

Charles Nicolas Cochin (the Elder), French, 1688 - 1754
Vincent Le Sueur, French, 1688 - 1743
after Raphael, Italian, 1483 - 1520


about 1727

Woodcut, printed in ochre from two blocks, with etched lines in black on laid paper

Plate: 11 1/8 × 10 1/16 in. (28.3 × 25.5 cm)

Sheet: 11 1/2 × 10 3/8 in. (29.2 × 26.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center: HERCULE GAULOIS, ou L'ELOQUENCE. / d'Apres le dessein de Raphaël, qui est dans le Cabinet de M.r [r in superscript] Crozat / de la mesme grandeur de l'Estampe gravé en cuivre par Charles Nicolas Cochin, et en bois par Vincent le Sueur.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: 38.

Course History

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, Fall 2019

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen - INDEPENDENT VIEWING, Fall 2019

Published References

Leca, Benedict, "And Art Book and Its Viewers: The 'Recueil Crozat' and the Uses of Reproductive Engraving," Eighteenth-Century Studies, Col. 38, No. 4 (Summer, 2005), pp. 623-649.


James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2011.

Catalogue Raisonne

IFF 50; LeBlanc 28 (as Lesueur); LeBlanc 50 (as Cochin)

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: Hood.Collections@dartmouth.edu