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Gaspare Diziani
Gaspare Diziani

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Work: Hercules at the feet of Omphale
              toward 1750-1760

Author: Gaspare Diziani (Belluno, 1689 - Venise, 1767)

Technique: Oil on wood

This work recreates an episode from the story of Hercules, theme popular in Italy in the XVIII-th century. Greek hero, lover and slave of Queen Omphale, are forced to spun the wool in their legs. The attributes of both personages are reversed so: Omphale brings lion's skin, while Hercules holds the spindle in her hand.

Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire) - Geneva, Switzerland
LEGS Elisabeth Bodmer, Lausanne, 1912
Inv. 1912-475

Source of Information: MAHG

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