The Combat of Vitue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules, Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
The Combat of Vitue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules
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Albrecht Dürer

The Combat of Vitue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules, ca. 1498


Platte / Stein
324 x 225 mm
Blatt
328 x 229 mm
Physical Description
Kupferstich
Inventory Number
31387
Object Number
31387 D
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Combat of Vitue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules
Artist (male)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Kupferstich
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten Mitte: AD
Watermark
  • Meder 20 (Hohe Krone)
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch VII.86.73
  • Meder 1932.94.63
  • Schoch/Mende/ Scherbaum 1.76.22
  • Hollstein German VII.56.63
  • TIB 1001.073

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Xenophon: Memorabilien, 2. Buch, 1,21-34

Iconclass

Primary
  • 57AA76 Jealousy; 'Gelosia', 'Rammarico del ben'altrui' (Ripa)
  • 94L72 Hercules at the cross-roads, 'Herkules am Scheidewege': the choice of Hercules
  • 92L41 satyr(s) (in general)
Secondary
Associative
  • 54A5 Goodness; 'Bontà' (Ripa)
  • 11N1 Vice, Evil, Sin; 'Peccato' (Ripa)

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01.07.2019