Hercules Freeing Prometheus, François Lespingola, c. 1670

Hercules Freeing Prometheus, François Lespingola, c. 1670

brons, gelakt messing, h 57.7cm × w 51.8cm × d 35.6cm. More details

Hercules is here shown freeing the chained Prometheus from an eagle that comes to pick his liver each day anew. Jupiter had imposed this punishment on Prometheus for stealing fire from the gods. Lespingola’s statuette typifies the narrative, dynamic style of the late French Baroque. The lacquered brass stand was added around 1745.

On display in room 2.23 Bronze

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