Meleagar by Andrew Carpenter

This piece shows the mythical hero Meleager, who killed the savage Calydonian boar.

Details

Medium:
Lead
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
1986
Vendor:
Terrace Properties, St Vincent

He is represented here with his hunting dog. The figure probably surmounted a gate-pier, and is one of a number of garden sculptures in lead made in the first half of the 18th century.

Provenance

Chestham Park, Henfield, Sussex.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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