Nudes in art: Heracles and the Cretan Bull

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A painting of Heracles (Hercules) attempting to tame the Cretan Bull was one of a number of paintings discovered during the restoration of the Hercules Gallery in the Prince’s Palace, and is now recreated on a Monaco stamp.

The restoration of the Hercules Gallery in the Prince’s Palace led to the uncovering of some sixteenth-century frescoes which no one had suspected were there. They include this painting which depicts Heracles (Hercules) attempting to tame the Cretan Bull. 

  • Design: © Archives du Palais princier de Monaco
  • Printing process: Offset
  • Size of the stamp: 52 x 40,85 mm horizontal
  • Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
  • Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

These issues will be on sale at the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies”, the post offices and philatelic counters of the Principality, the Monaco stamp-dealers as well as the “Carré d’Encre” in Paris, France. They will be included, with other values, in the 2nd Part of the philatelic programme 2021 and offered to our subscribers and customers. 

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