Description: 'Dutch' style; arched rectangular shaped central panel with bead edging, semi-naked figure of Hermes/Mercury holding a caduceus in his left hand, standing on a mound with a tree to the right and clouds above; arched rectangular shaped border with fillet edging and an ivy and acanthus leaf pattern; on top an arrangement of swirled foliage.
Notes: The design is taken from an engraving by Hendrick Goltzius, after Polodoro da Caravaggio.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 952.51.34 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- British 'Dutch' style firebacks