Hercules slaying the Nemean Lion
after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608)
Art / Sculpture
1700 - 1799
Bronze, wood and brass
210 x 95 x 95 mm
Bronze sculpture, Hercules slaying the Nemean Lion, after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), 18th century. Small bronze male statuette of Hercules wrestling a lion on a wooden raised cylindrical column plinth. One of his feet has come loose from its fixings, making the top section loose.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries. In March 2012 the National Trust took over the management of Tredegar House with its contents and its 90 acres of gardens and parkland, from Newport City Council for a period of 50 years.
Marks and inscriptions
Underside of base: Giovanni da Bologna / Douai 1524 Florence 1608
Makers and roles
after Giambologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), sculptor