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Statue of Silenus with the Infant Bacchus and Pedestal Approximately 75 Metres North East of Atlas F, Henderskelfe

Description: Statue of Silenus with the Infant Bacchus and Pedestal Approximately 75 Metres North East of Atlas F

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 329024

OS Grid Reference: SE7167869989
OS Grid Coordinates: 471678, 469989
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1208, -0.9048

Location: Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA

Locality: Henderskelfe
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7DA

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Listing Text

SE 7169
Castle Howard
12/68 Statue of Silenus with
the Infant Bacchus and
pedestal approximately 75
metres north-east of
Atlas Fountain
Statue of Silenus with the Infant Bacchus, and the pedestal on which it
stands. Mid C18 statue. Pedestal c1720, probably by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Sandstone pedestal, lead statue. Pedestal approximately 2.5 metres in
height, statue life size. Square 3-course base carries drum pedestal with
moulded base and cornice, and festoons. Statue of faun Silenus, leaning on
a tree trunk holding the child Bacchus in his arms. Copied from a Roman
copy of a bronze original of the late C4, by Lysippus or one of his
followers, now in the Louvre, Paris. Haskell F and Penny N, Taste and the
Antique, 1981, p 307. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750,
1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in
England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7167969990

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Source: English Heritage

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