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

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Current Location: In storage


The Farnese Hercules


Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley
Modeler: Flaxman, John




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


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


Modelled by John Flaxman in 1776

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People, subjects and objects depicted

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
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.16B-1912
Primary reference Number: 11336
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 19 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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