The fireplace is composed of eighteenth century and antique elements; the central relief panel depicting a Sacrifice to Heracles dates from the first century AD. Gorhambury boasts another mantelpiece by Piranesi, located in the Yellow Drawing Room.
Print accessioned into the collection of the NMR on the 18th September 1975.
This is part of the Job: 11/02524A Gorhambury, Hertfordshire; within the Sub Series: RCH01/002/049 RCHME Architectural Requests: Hertfordshire; within the Series: RCH01/002 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England: Architectural Requests; within the Collection: RCH01 Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) Archive
© Crown Copyright. Historic England Archive
People & Organisations
Artist: Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Classicism, Fireplace, Mantelpiece
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