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147
Italian, 19th Century
After Giambologna (1529-1608)
A BRONZE GROUP OF HERCULES AND THE CENTAUR
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147
Italian, 19th Century
After Giambologna (1529-1608)
A BRONZE GROUP OF HERCULES AND THE CENTAUR
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Details & Cataloguing

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Italian, 19th Century
After Giambologna (1529-1608)
A BRONZE GROUP OF HERCULES AND THE CENTAUR
Hercules, with the club in his right hand, wrestling with the centaur below
66cm., 26in.
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Catalogue Note

A silver Hercules and the Centaur, now lost, was created by Giambologna in the late 1570's and was placed in the Tribuna of the Uffizi. The first mention of a bronze version  dates to 1609, a model by Susini. The model was also carved in marble, between 1594 and 1599, in a version now in the Loggia de'Lanzi. It was a very popular model and was copied throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

RELATED LITERATURE
Avery & Radcliffe,  p. 128, no.81

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