A 19th Century Life Sized Carved Marble Figure of Farnese Hercules, after the antique

Carved in marble, the recognisable Farnese contrapposto stance, holding the stolen Hesperides apples in his right hand behind the back. A remarkable example, taken from this evocative and quintessential ancient form, shows the muscular Hercules leaning a little wearily on his Nemean lion draped club, here with a beautifully worn and quiet surface patina, having weathered beautifully over time.

Height: 182cm, 5 foot 11 1/2″