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Hercules and Omphale
Attributed to Dumandré, Antonio
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Attributed to Dumandré, Antonio

Tincry, Lorena (Francia), 1700 - Morteau (Francia), 1761

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Hercules and Omphale

1728 - 1761. Marble.
Room 020

Antoine Dumandré and his brother Hubert worked for Philip V at the palace of La Granja and this relief can be associated with their work and hence with the monarch’s artistic circle. Considered the mythical ancestor of the Spanish monarchy, Hercules was sold as a slave to Queen Omphale in punishment for a crime. He became her lover at court, a situation they concealed by cross-dressing and adopting each other’s clothes.

Technical data

Inventory number
Attributed to Dumandré, Antonio
Hercules and Omphale
1728 - 1761
Height: 82 cm; Width: 50 cm; Base/bottom: 6 cm; Weight: 28.2 Kg
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 213, n.293.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Anes, Gonzalo, Las colecciones reales y la fundación del Museo del Prado, Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1996, pp. 328.

Coppel, Rosario, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 126.

G. Navarro, C.; Perdices, A., La mirada del otro: escenarios para la diferencia, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 80 n.22.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 101.
101. Bajo relieve de marmol de Carrara con su marco de madera dorada representando a Hércules recibiendo la rueca y el uso. Alto 2 pies, 10 pulg; ancho 1 pie, 9 pulg.

Museo Real de Pinturas a la muerte de Fernando VII, 1834. Núm. fol.28.
Una medalla de marmol de Carrara de tres pies escasos de alta por dos menos cuartos de ancha que representa a Hércules reciviendo una rueca y Huso de Yole...2.000.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in black. On the front

Inscribed in black. On the front

Exhibitions +

The Other’s Gaze. Spaces of difference
14.06.2017 - 10.09.2017

Location +

Room 020 (On Display)

Update date: 20-09-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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