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Gaspar van der Hagen, active 1747–died 1769, Flemish, active in Britain (from ca. 1744)

Sacrifice to Hercules

ca. 1766
Marble relief
Overall: 24 x 28 15/16 inches (61 x 73.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund and a Gift from the Parnassus Foundation, Courtesy of Jane and Raphael Bernstein
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
altar | apples | cup | fire | Greek architecture | laurel | men | Nemean lion | nude | religious and mythological subject | sacrifice | statue | wine | wreath
Associated People:
Not on view

Daniel Katz Ltd., European Sculpture, London, 2003, p. 54, no. 21, DealerCat Daniel Katz Ltd.

Free Society of Artists, A catalogue of the paintings, sculptures, architecture, models, drawings, engravings &c. now exhibiting by the artists, associated for the relief their distresed brethren, their widows, and children, at Mr. Moreing's Great-Room, in Maiden-Lane, Covent-Ga, Catalogue of the Free Society of Artists, London, 1766, p. 14 [p. 95], no. 177, N5055 S62 C3 1760A (YCBA) Also available on line In 18th century Collection Online data base

Algernon Graves, The Society of Artists of Great Britain, 1760-1791, and The Free Society of Artists, 1761-1783: a complete dictionary of contributors and their work from the foundation of the Societies to 1791, Kingsmead Reprints, Bath, 1969, p. 263, no. 177, N5053 G73 1969

Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Murrays Books sales, London, 1968, p. 406, NB496 G85 1968 (YCBA)

Langford & Son, Langford & Son sales catalogue : A catalogue of the neat collection of pictures, marble bustos and vases, fine models of bassos relievos and monuments of Mr. Michael Rysbrack : 14 February 1767, London, February 14, 1767, p. 3, lot 44, Available on line : Art Sales Catalogues Online

Ingrid Roscoe, A biographical dictionary of sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, pp. 1300-1301, NB496 B56 2009 (YCBA) (Wall Shelf 3) Also available in online database (Herts [England] : The Henry Moore Foundation, 2010-) : see Orbis record for link to internet resource

Angus Trumble, The Marble Bust, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2004, no. 20, V 1304 (YCBA)

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