Infant Hercules, by Julien Dillens

Infant Hercules

Creator: Julien Dillens [1849-1904]
Date: 1880s
Dimensions: 18 x 5 x 5 inches
Date Acquired: 2014-03-25
From Where?: Lommel, Limburg (Belgium)

This was an astonishing find, and far superior to the terra cotta Satyress which inspired its purchase. I was struck by its utter strangeness, and strangest of all it was exquisitely beautiful. I was deeply inspired by Bernini’s bozzetti at the Fogg Art Museum when I first saw them in 2007, and in this sculpture I feel like I have one of similar quality to his Model for the Fountain of the Moor (1653).

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