The Wallace Collection

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Hercules overcoming the Centaur Nessus
  • Giambologna (1524 - 1608) , Probably after
  • Hercules overcoming the Centaur Nessus
  • France
  • late 17th century (sculpture)
    mid 19th century (pedestal)
  • Small bronze
  • Bronze. Separate stand bronze and gold, cast, chased and gilded
  • Height: 37.5 cm
  • Inscription: 'No. 55'
  • S119
  • Porphyry Court
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Further Reading
  • First recorded in the French Royal Collection in 1684. Left French Royal collection after 1791; acquired by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford and recorded at Dorchester House in 1842