Artist: Cochin, Charles Nicolas
Description: Etching, "Hercule Gaulois, ou l"Eloquence, The Hercules as deity of Eloquence, with the hero seated at centre, wearing the lion skin and holding the club; threads are coming out of his mouth, and they are attached to the ears of several men seated on either side, signifying he has captured their attention by his eloquence; after a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael, now to his school. C1729/64 Aquatint on etched lines, printed in one shade of brown. Original in the Ashmolean Museum.