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
François-Philippe Charpentier, French, 1734 - 1817
after Raphael, Italian, 1483 - 1520


engraving about 1727; aquatint about 1729-1764

Aquatint on etched lines on laid paper

Plate: 11 1/8 × 10 1/8 in. (28.3 × 25.7 cm)

Sheet: 11 13/16 × 10 5/8 in. (30 × 27 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 etched 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 etched plate, lower right: 38; Watermark, lower center: [shield; unidentified]

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 (undiscribed state)

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