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Le Centaure Nessus Enlevant Déjanire

Le Centaure Nessus Enlevant Déjanire

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"Le Centaure Nessus Enlevant Déjanire" by Laurent-Honoré Marqueste is a statue that depicts the mythical scene of the centaur Nessus abducting Dejanira, the wife of Hercules. To cross a river, Hercules entrusts Dejanira to the centaur Nessus who, seduced by the beauty of the young woman, takes the opportunity to kidnap and tries to rape her. The statue showcases the power and strength of Nessus, and the fear and vulnerability of Dejanira, who is often depicted in classical art as being carried away by the centaur. The statue showcases Marqueste's mastery of sculpting the human form and his ability to create dramatic tension in a static work of art.


Laurent-Honoré Marqueste (1848-1920) was a French sculptor in the neo-Baroque Beaux-Arts tradition. He was a pupil of François Jouffroy and of Alexandre Falguière. Marqueste won the Prix de Rome in 1871.

Year of creation

1892, XIX century


Jardin des Tuileries, Paris 1st, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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