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Psyche and Mercury

c. 1700

RCIN 21641

This bronze is characteristic of George’s collection, the figures positioned to create drama. The god Mercury assists the mortal Psyche, who is borne on a column of cloud, to escape a Fury, representing the underworld. The bronze was purchased from the royal goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, who as well as silver, supplied the king with sculptures, jewellery, insignia and even on occasion paintings.

Purchased in 1824

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