Hercule Dompté Par L'Amour (Hercules Mastered by Love), plate 25 from the series Histoire Ancienne (Ancient History) in Le Charivari

Honoré Victorin Daumier, French, 1808 - 1879



Lithograph on paper

Image: 9 13/16 × 8 1/8 in. (25 × 20.7 cm)

Sheet: 14 1/4 × 10 1/16 in. (36.2 × 25.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Varujan Boghosian



Imprimerie d'Aubert & Cie, Paris


Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris


Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Lettered, upper center: HISTOIRE ANCIENNE; lettered, upper right: 25.; inscribed, on stone, lower left: 411; initialled, on stone, lower right: h.D.; lettered, lower left margin: Chez Bauger, R. du Croissant 16; lettered, lower right margin: Imp. d'Aubert & C.ie [ie in superscript]; lettered, lower center: HERCULE DOMPTÉ PAR L'AMOUR / Ce dieu malin qui dans sa course triomphale / Soumet tout; Rois, Pasteurs, Héros et Députés; / D'Alcide interrompit les exploits redoutés / Pour enchaîner aux pieds d'Omphale. / Poésies galantes de Mr. Sauzet.; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 18 [illegible] x 42 1925 [Translated text: HERCULES TAMED BY LOVE. /This mischievous God in his triumphant ways / subjects all, kings, shepherds, heroes and gays, / Alcide interrupts his dreaded exploits / and binds him while Omphale overjoys]

Course History

CLST 04, Classical Mythology, Simone Oppen, Fall 2019

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


Varujan Boghosian, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2003.

Catalogue Raisonne

Hazard (1904); 1925; Delteil (1926): 949; Daumier Register: 949

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