Hercules and Antaeus
after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608)
Art / Sculpture
1700 - 1799
230 x 92 x 92 mmOrder this image
Tredegar, Newport (Accredited Museum)
Bronze sculpture, Hercules and Antaeus, after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), 18th century. Hercules and Antaeus wrestling. The figure of Hercules derives in reverse from the antique marble group in the courtyard of the Palazzo Pitti, Florence, brought from Rome in 1560, while that of Antaeus relates to those by Antonio del Pollaiuolo and Bartolommeo Ammanati. Standing on wooden plinth.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries.
Marks and inscriptions
Brass plate attached to wooden plinth.: [Giovanni da Bologna/Dovai 1524 Florence 1608]
Makers and roles
after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), sculptor