Oil Painting - "Hercules Vanquishing Diomedes" by Charles Le Brun

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NCM 1893-52

The painting is the earliest-known work by the French artist Charles le Brun, painted in about 1640. The work was one of a series depicting the “Labours of Hercules” which were commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu for the Palais Cardinal (now called the Palais Royal).

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