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The Apotheosis of Hercules

François Lemoyne1731 - 1736

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

François Lemoyne wanted to rival the decorative work of Charles Le Brun in the Hall of Mirrors. He used a rejected project of Le Brun when the central subject of the Hall of Mirrors was to be the Apotheosis of Hercules. Several months after completing the work, the painter committed suicide by stabbing himself with a knife. Photo © EPV/ Christian Milet

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  • Title: The Apotheosis of Hercules
  • Creator: François Lemoyne
  • Date Created: 1731 - 1736
  • Physical Dimensions: w17000 x h18500 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Canvas
  • Style: French painting, 18th century
  • Provenance: Painted for Louis XV in the 1730s.
  • Original Title: L'Apothéose d'Hercule

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