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Hercules: M.25-1952

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Current Location: In storage








Bronze, cast. The nude male figure stands with the weight of the body on the left foot, holding a club over the left shoulder with his left hand and his right arm and the open palm of his right hand make a gesture of despair (?). The head is turned to the right. Dark brown patina, highly polished.


History note: Bought from Mr R.J. Brown, London, SW6

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 58.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th century
Circa 1700 - 1800


Probably an Academy drawing model.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.25-1952
Primary reference Number: 13942
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_25_1952
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

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

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