Rysbrack, John Michael, attributed to, English sculptor, 1694-1770, .
circa 1700 circa 1770
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.
white marble; whole
white marble, carved in the round
height, figure, 15.0, in
length, figure, 27 1/4, in
height, base, 3 1/8, in
length, base, 31.0, in
bequeathed; 1816; Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount
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 François 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
Object Number: M.1-1816
(record id: 30849; input: 2001-06-20; modified: 2016-08-11)