Mercury

Richard Hayward (Bulkington 1728 – London 1800)
National Trust Inventory Number 109012

Category Sculpture
Date 1757 - 1758
Materials Painted plaster
Measurements 1820 x 890 x 600 mm
Place of origin England
Collection Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Painted plaster sculpture, Mercury by Richard Hayward (Bulkington 1728 – London 1800) after Roman 2nd century after Greek, 4th century BC. A plaster cast of Viscount Bateman's 'Mercury' acquired in 1757-8 by Nathaniel Curzon and made by the sculptor Richard Hayward as part of the original decoration of the Marble Hall where it has always resided. Kedleston’s plaster version is documented by a receipted bill from the sculptor Richard Hayward: "1758. Nathaniel Curzon Esqr to Richd Hayward. Jan y 23rd 1758. To a Statue of Mercury in Plaster of Paris £8. 0. 0... Recd March the 3d 1768 the Contents in full by the hands of Mr Brordhorst [sic] sgd) Richd Hayward”

Provenance

Acquired in 1757-8 by Nathaniel Curzon; bought with part of the contents of Kedleston Hall with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1986 when the house and park were given to the National Trust by Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000)

Marks and inscriptions

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Makers and roles

Richard Hayward (Bulkington 1728 – London 1800) , sculptor

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Periods 18th century (85447)
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Subjects Mercury (Hermes) (20)
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