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The Farnese Hercules: MAR.C.16B-1912

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The Farnese Hercules


Wedgwood & Bentley (Factory)
Flaxman, John (Modeler)


Jasper, solid pale blue with darker blue wash on the upper surface, and white relief. Oval, with standing figure of Hercules leaning on his club which is propped on a rock on his left.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
Wedgwood & Bentley Period
George III
Circa 1777 - 1780 1780


Modelled by John Flaxman in 1776

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Materials used in production

white on pale blue with dark blue wash Jasper ware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Jasper, solid pale blue with darker blue wash on the upper surface, and white relief

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.16B-1912
Primary reference Number: 11336
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 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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