This antique sculpture depicts Hercules completing his first of twelve labors as directed by his cousin, King Eurystheus. Having killed the monster lion, he returned home with the pelt for the king. This is an interesting interpretation of that myth. It will make a major statement as a piece of art for an important setting in the home. This was once part of a larger installation. Perhaps a former fountain element.
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827-75)
Signed: Bt Carpeaux.
Late 19th century
Width 36 Depth 48 Height 76 inches