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Theseus and the Minotaur, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Theseus and the Minotaur, 1850. Creator: Unknown


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Theseus and the Minotaur, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Theseus and the Minotaur, 1850. Exhibit in the Sculpture Gallery at Holdernesse House, residence of Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, in Park Lane, London. The magnificent works of art this gallery contains are world-famous, the statuary including several chefs-d'oeuvre by Canova and other eminent sculptors'. The white marble sculpture of Theseus and the Minotaur, ...from the Fries Gallery at Florence, was acquired by Vane in the 1820s. It was made 1781-1782 by Antonio Canova, and later became part of the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. From "Illustrated London News", 1850

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Antonio Canova Canova Antonio Charles Stewart Classical Club Marquess Of Londonderry Minotaur Mythical Beasts Mythical Creatures Mythological Creature Theseus Charles Vane Greek Mythology Lord Londonderry Mythical Beast Mythical Creature


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This photograph, taken in the late 19th century, showcases the breathtaking Sculpture Gallery at Holdernesse House, the London residence of Charles Vane, the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. The gallery, renowned for its exquisite collection of art, boasts several masterpieces by Canova and other esteemed sculptors. One of the most striking pieces in this esteemed gallery is the white marble sculpture of Theseus and the Minotaur, which was acquired by Vane in the 1820s from the Fries Gallery at Florence. Created by the legendary Italian artist Antonio Canova between 1781 and 1782, this sculpture depicts the legendary Greek hero Theseus, who famously defeated the mythical Minotaur in the Labyrinth. The sculpture, now part of the Victoria & Albert Museum's collection, showcases the hero in a powerful and triumphant pose, with the Minotaur lying at his feet. The intricate details and lifelike quality of the marble make this sculpture a true testament to Canova's mastery of the art form. The photograph, published in the Illustrated London News in 1850, offers a rare glimpse into the grandeur of the Holdernesse House Sculpture Gallery and the awe-inspiring works of art it contained. The gallery's impressive collection, which included several works by Canova, was a source of pride for the Marquess of Londonderry and a testament to his refined taste and appreciation for the arts.

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