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Hercules Crushing Discord

Photo credit: The Banqueting House – Whitehall Palace, Historic Royal Palaces

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Rebellion or discord is quashed by the physical force of Hercules, the Graeco-Roman mythologial hero, who was well known for his heroic virtue, and often associated with kingship.

The Banqueting House – Whitehall Palace, Historic Royal Palaces


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    549 x 239 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by James I and Charles I, c.1621 and c.1629


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Whitehall, London, Greater London SW1A 2ER England

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