This piece shows the mythical hero Meleager, who killed the savage Calydonian boar.
Meleagar by Andrew Carpenter, 17201730
© V&A Picture Library
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Chestham Park, Henfield, Sussex.