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Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar: MAR.C.15-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Titles

Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah
Modeller: Flaxman, John, Sr. (Probable)

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Description

Jasper, solid pale greyish-blue with white relief. Oval, with relief of Hercules walking to the right in profile, with the boar slung over his right shoulder and his left leg forward. There are three large holes and one small hole in the reverse behind the relief.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.2 cm
Width: 16.0 cm

Relative size of this object

16 cm21.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England
  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1790

Note

The fourth Labour of Hercules was to capture alive the fierce Boar which lived on the slopes of Mount Erymanthus and was ravaging the country round Psophis. The relief on the plaque was probably modelled by John Flaxman Senior, 1775. The invoice for the model of 1775 was signed by John Flaxman Junior on his father's behalf.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

white on pale greyish-blue Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.15-1912
Primary reference Number: 11335
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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