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Title:

Hercules Reposing

Maker(s) &
Production:

Rysbrack, John Michael, attributed to, English sculptor, 1694-1770, .

Category:

sculpture

Name:

figure

Date:

circa 1700 circa 1770

Period:

18th century

Description:

White marble carved in the round. Nude reclining figure. His head is turned onto his left shoulder. He has curly hair and beard. His left hand holds the tail of the lion skin on which he lies, with the lion's mask over his right forearm. A club is in his right hand resting against his right shoulder.

Technique:

carving; whole

Material:

white marble; whole

Technique
Description:

white marble, carved in the round

Dimension(s):

height, figure, 15.0, in
length, figure, 27 1/4, in
height, base, 3 1/8, in
length, base, 31.0, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1816; Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Acquisition Credit:

Founder's Bequest

Documentation:

Key, William. 1826. Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings & c., bequeathed to the University of Cambridge by the late Lord Viscount Fitzwilliam in the year 1816.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. p. 21
Publ. p. 21, no. 2

Esdaile, Katharine A.. 1928. The Life and Works of Fran├žois Roubiliac.London: Oxford University Press
Publ. Attributed by Esdaile to Roubiliac

Webb, Marjorie Isabel. 1954. Michael Rysbrack: Sculptor.London?: p. p. 217
Publ. Appendix ii, p. 217. 'Lot 71 Sale Catalogue 20 April 1765'. ''Hercules. Small figure in marble. 'A ditto of Hercules reposing; on a plinth of Dove marble'; probably small marble Hercules answering to this description in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.''

Eustace, Katharine. 1982. Michael Rysbrack Sculptor 1694-1770.Bristol: p. pp. 160-2
Publ. This example mentioned, p. 162, no. 72 Hercules, pp. 160-2

Accession:

Object Number: M.1-1816
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 30849; input: 2001-06-20; modified: 2014-01-14)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/30849





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