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Hermaphroditus or Youth at the stream

Hermaphroditus (Greek mythology), the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. Born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the water nymph Salmacis
(Wikipedia)
John Henry Foley
J.A. Hatfield (London)
1844 (1932)

Stratford-upon-Avon /  Hermaphroditus <i>or</i> Youth at the stream   Stratford-upon-Avon /  Hermaphroditus <i>or</i> Youth at the stream

Description

Bronze statue of a nude young man leaming against a tree.

Signature

j.h. foley Sculp. | london 1844
Execd. in bronze By j.a. hatfield | London 1851.

Annotation

The statue was probably cast for the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851. The 1844 original was exhibited in Westminster Hall as a competition entry for the decoration of the new Houses of Parliament. A Stratford-upon-Avon resident, Alfred Bullard presented this bronze copy to Stratford upon Avon Corporation, on 11 October 1932.

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Tags

Location N 52°11'30" W 1°42'12"

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