Etching c. 1639. Inscribed lower left, "F. Parmegiano inu:" Inscribed lower right, "W. Hollar fecit." In the center margin, "Cum Priuilo: Sacrae: Regae: Maitus. Measures 6 1/4" x 5 5/8" Trimmed to neat line.
Scene depicting a young Hercules asleep beneath a tree, lying naked on a cloak with his club between his legs. Lush vegetation surrounds him, and a bird is perched on a branch above his head. After Italian Mannerist painter Parmigianino.
Wenceslaus Hollar also known as Wenzel Hollar (1607 - 1677) was an accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent most of his working life in England.