Archive for the tag 'Hercules'

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And… There’s always one!!!

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2013

Detail from the Statue of Hercules at Chirk Castle:
This lead statue of Hercules was commissioned in the 1720’s by Robert Myddelton, and stood outside the main entrance to the Castle with a companion figure of Mars. In June 1770 it was removed to an outlying wood in the park, whence it was rescued in 1983 [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2013

This lead statue of Hercules fighting a stone headed hydra with a wooden club stands at the east end of the top terrace of Powis Castle garden.

The fine statues at Powis were made in the workshop of Flemish John van Nost at the time the terraces were being created.  The Hercules is signed by Andries [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Apr 7th 2012

Dotted around the garden were several bronze nymphs that had been created by Andrea Carlo Lucchesi.  The one pictured here is rather reminiscent of Eve because there was a snake beneath her foot.

There is also a very prominent statue of Hercules (by Van Nost) set before the backdrop of the castle.  You can’t see the [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 12th 2010