Hercules and the Hydra (Zurbarán)

Hercules and the Hydra is a 1634 painting by Francisco de Zurbarán of Hercules fighting the Lernaean Hydra, now in the Prado Museum in Madrid.[1] It was from a series of the Labours of Hercules for the Hall of Realms in Madrid's Palacio del Buen Retiro.[2]

Hercules and the Hydra (1634) by Francisco de Zurbarán


  1. ^ "Hercules and the Hydra - The Collection". Museo Nacional del Prado. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ Brooke, Xanthe (2006). "Review of El Palacio del Rey Planeta. Felipe IV y el Buen Retiro (Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 6 July–27 November 2005). Paintings for the Planet King: Philip IV and the Buen Retiro Palace". Renaissance Studies. 20 (4): 566–575. doi:10.1111/j.1477-4658.2006.00205.x. ISSN 0269-1213. JSTOR 24416908.