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Title: Asclepius and Hygeia
Item Name: Sculpture
Maker: William Collins (1721-93)


This item is in the Burton Constable Hall collections and is included on this database by kind permission of the Burton Constable Foundation. William Collins is described as ‘the most famous modeller of chimney-tablets of his day.’ Interestingly, it was William Constable’s sister Winifred who commissioned the work and settled Collins’ bill for 16 guineas in January 1769. The figure of Bacchus alludes to indulgent merriment. In contrast, Asclepius, the god of healing (with his staff and the sacred snake), refers to the association between good food and good health. Located in the Dining Room

Year: 1768
Materials: marble
ID_Number: CHS 10