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Hercules and the Nemean Lion, Italian School

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An image of Sculpture/Figure. Hercules and the Nemean Lion. Both Hercules and the Nemean lion are facing to the left. He stands astride the lion, with his left leg forward, grasping it round the throat with both arms and forcing it backwards so that both its front paws are in the air. The narrow base is carved with foliage which rises up to support the lion's rear quarters, and is there cut off. Fruitwood, carved in the round, and with a highly polished surface, height, whole, 25.0 cm, length, whole, 24.6 cm, after 1550, second half of the 16th century of later. Attribution: Purchased by Boscawen as School of Michelangelo or perhaps Bertoldo.

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Sculpture/Figure. Hercules and the Nemean Lion. Both Hercules and the Nemean lion are facing to the left. He stands astride the lion, with his left leg forward, grasping it round the throat with both arms and forcing it backwards so that both its front paws are in the air. The narrow base is carved with foliage which rises up to support the lion's rear quarters, and is there cut off. Fruitwood, carved in the round, and with a highly polished surface, height, whole, 25.0 cm, length, whole, 24.6 cm, after 1550, second half of the 16th century of later. Attribution: Purchased by Boscawen as School of Michelangelo or perhaps Bertoldo.

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  • Accession Number: M.47-1997
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 924 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 591.52kB
  • Exposure time: 1/250
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2015:06:23 11:31:20

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