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Kneeling Hercules Upholding the Globe: M.8-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)

Titles

Kneeling Hercules Upholding the Globe

Maker(s)

Sculptor: Severo di Ravenna (Workshop of)

Entities

Categories

Description

Bronze, cast, with brown patina, slightly polished. Nude Hercules kneels on his right knee and supports the globe (now missing) on his right shoulder with his right hand - the spike on which the globe fitted still projects from his right shoulder. His bearded head is turning upwards and he steadies himself with his left hand touching the ground.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. de Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by de Pass, Alfred A.

Dating

First half of 16th Century
Circa 1500 - 1550

Note

Attributed to the workshop of Severo di Ravenna (also called Severo Calzetta) by A. Radcliffe (active 1496; d before 1543). Formerly attributed to Riccio.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated brown, and polished
Patinating
Polishing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1933
Primary reference Number: 13880
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_8_1933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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