The Rape of Deianeira with Hercules drawing his Bow at Nessus

Italian (Florentine) School
National Trust Inventory Number 354249.2

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1450
Materials Tempera on panel
Measurements 390 x 375 mm
Place of origin
Collection Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Blickling Hall, Norfolk, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Tempera painting on panel (left end), The Rape of Deianeira with Hercules drawing his Bow at Nessus (cassone panel), Florentine School, mid 15th century. On left hand side end of the cassone, Italian, C19.


Probably acquired by 8th Marquess of Lothian (1832 -1870) from the restorer and almost exclusive supplier to the British of such items, William Blundell Spence (1814-1900); bequeathed with the hall and contents to the National Trust by Philip, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940).

Makers and roles

Italian (Florentine) School, artist
Apollonia di Giovanni (fl. 1415/17 - 1465, artist
Marco del Buono Giamberti (1402 - 1489), artist

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Place of origin
Materials Wood (128587)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum) (11204)
Periods Pre- 1500 (773)
Maker Italian (Florentine) School (35)
Apollonia di Giovanni (fl. 1415/17 - 1465 (1)
Marco del Buono Giamberti (1402 - 1489) (1)
Subjects Myth and Allegory (458)
Hercules (Heracles) (56)
Deianeira (3)
Object Type

Record Status


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