18 April 2000
Pirro Ligorio (c. 1513-1583)
Hercules, with a detail of a cuirass, after the antique
inscribed 'BR TRAIANO' and 'DIVI.M.PII.F.PM'
pen and brown ink, brown wash, the right margin made up
90 x 69 mm.
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