A bronze group of Hercules and CupidA bronze group of Hercules and Cupid

A bronze group of Hercules and Cupid


Circa 1860


France or Italy


Height: 21 inches (53.5cm) Width: 17 ¾ inches (45cm) Depth: 10 ¼ inches (26cm)

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This bronze group shows Hercules wearing a laurel wreath, propped up on one elbow lying on the back of a lion.  He has a wooden club in his right hand and supports a small figure of Cupid on his knee with his left.  Cupid is kneeling in supplication and offering Hercules his hand pierced by a thorn. The bronze is set on a rectangular bronze base which in turn is on a stepped marble plinth and slate slab. The club and cupid are detachable.  French or Italian, circa 1860. 

Provenance: Major Hon Denis Gomer Berry and Lady Pamela Wellesley Berry 

Richard Gomer Berry, 3rd Viscount Kemsley

It seems most unusual that a bronze of this superb quality was not signed.  It appears, also, to be a rare depiction of Hercules but the club and association with a lion, albeit one he has tamed rather than slaughtered, confirm his identity.

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