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 College: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund



Europe, Italy



Object Name




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 - INDEPENDENT VIEWING, Fall 2019

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, 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)

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