Description: Ionic columns supporting a semi-circular arch, in the centre of which the bust of a man has a floral swag beneath; below is a quasi-arched rectangle of beads within which is the figure of Hercules, wielding a club, slaying the Nemean Lion; beneath are floral scrolls; on top of the main arch two kneeling putti hold a wreath over the bust.
Notes: Not the standard 'Dutch' type, which may indicate a different origin.
Copies of this fireback are known.
- Decoration tags:
- 'Dutch' (shape)
- fillet (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the early to mid 18th century in England.
Current location: in private hands, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Late pictorial series (all)
- Late pictorial series 6