Hercules and the Nemean Lion

English
about 1756-60
Probably by Vauxhall Manufactory, Formerly attributed to Longton Hall Manufactory (England), Formerly attributed to Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

15.24 x 15.24 cm (6 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1988.927

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

On irregular rococo base in rose, green and gold. Semi-recumbent lion, rear left leg braced. Hercules in iron-red, yellow-lined cape, white tunic with black dots in red circles. Puce breeches. Figure has been variously identified as Samson, David, and Hercules.

Markings

Unmarked.

Provenance

By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection