Galeazzo Mondella About 1475-1529

Hecules and Antaeus (PLAQUETTE)

Details

Artist

Galeazzo Mondella About 1475-1529

Title

Hecules and Antaeus (PLAQUETTE)

Date

1488-9

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

76.3 x 57.5 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0399.N

Collection

Northern European

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This plaquette is believed to have been the inspiration for Lucas Cranach the Elder’s painting of the same subject, also in the collection at Compton Verney. The works match almost identically in composition and arrangement. Mondella worked in Italy throughout his life, producing many plaquettes, mostly in bronze. The work is situated in our Northern European collection to show the direct influence of Renaissance Italy on the North.

Galeazzo Mondella Hecules and Antaeus (PLAQUETTE) 1488-9 © Compton Verney