Hercules and Omphale--changes his club into Distaff and learns of her to Spin, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 67 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This subject so often handled by the great masters, is here managed with delicacy; the beauty of the female form is finely contrasted with the muscular proportion of Hercules, the flesh tints have a tender warmth and are finely blended into shadow, the pencilling is very soft, and yet uncommonly bold; an effect that can scarcely be surpassed by nature. Painted by Carache, who was born at Bologna, 1560, died 1609." [P. 9.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.