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ID: 700001161Record Type: Movable Work
Hercules tödtet den nemaeischen Löwen (mezzotint (print); Rhein, Nikolaus (printmaker, 1767-1819), after Peter Paul Ru...; published 18th century; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; 2580-014; 580014; accession number: 2005.PR.50**)
Note: Austrian mezzotinter from Vienna, who studied with Johann Jacobé; The print after Peter Paul Rubens shows the first of the twelve labors imposed upon Hercules, the killing of the Nemean lion; Hercules is shown choking the beast that had terrorized the citizens of Nemea. The mezzotint is a pendant to Nikolaus Rhein's print after William Pether, titled Androclus mit dem Löwen; "73"--pencilled in upper center of mount.In Wienn : Bey T. Mollo & Comp. am Hoff, [17--?] (34501/publishers)
Titles:
Hercules tödtet den nemaeischen Löwen (preferred,C,U,RP,German-P,U,U)
Hercules killing the Nemean lion (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
mezzotint (print) [300041356] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints, engravings (prints))
reproductive prints [300041569]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works))
prints (visual works) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: published 18th century

Creator Display:
Rhein, Nikolaus (printmaker, 1767-1819), after Peter Paul Rubens; published: Bey T. Mollo & Comp. am Hoff [preferred,GRISC]
artist Rubens, Peter Paul (Flemish painter and draftsman, 1577-1640) [500002921]
publisher Mollo, Tranquillo (Swiss printer and editor, 1767-1837, active in Vienna) [500354333]
printmaker Rhein, Nikolaus (German printmaker, 18th century) [500354334]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 2580-014; 580014; accession number: 2005.PR.50**
Credit Line: copyright J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Special Collections
Address Note: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Suite 1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Other: Publication: Wien [7003321] Wien state (state), Austria (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: 1 print: mezzotint
mezzotint (process) [300053233]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes, engraving (printing process))
prints (visual works) [300041273]
.......(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Dimensions: plate mark 53.2 x 69 cm, on sheet 57.5 x 73.7 cm, on mount 74.5 x 102.3 cm
General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
literary theme
another art work

Specific Subjects:
Hercules killing of the Nemean lion
..... Iconography Candidate
Nemean lion [1000041]
.....((Hercules, Greek and Roman iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
Hercules [1000042]
.....((Greek and Roman iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)

Provenance: Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein; rumbl ; Purchase
Inscriptions: Hercules tödtet den nemaeischen Löwen Hercules dechirant le lion / P.P. Rubens pinxit ; N. Rhein sculpsit. Inscription in the lower margin: Dedié a Monseigneur le Prince Paul Michaelowitz de WOLKONSKY, Chambellan actuel de S. M. L'Empereur de tous les Russies.
Related Works:
pendant of .... [Androclus mit dem Löwen] [700001162]
..........(mezzotint (print); Rhein, Nikolaus (printmaker, 1767-1819), after William Pether; published: Bey T. Mollo & Comp. am Hoff; published 18th century; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States); 2580-018; 580018; accession number: 2005.PR.51**)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Hercules tödtet den nemaeischen Löwen........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-) 580014
Hercules killing the Nemean lion........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Subject: ....... [GRISC,VP]
....................... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
....................... Heller, J., Andresen, A. Handbuch für Kupferstichsammler vol. 2, no. 3
....................... Nagler, G. K. Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon vol. 10, no. 13
Note:
English ..... [GRISC,VP]
..... GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
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