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A late seventeenth-century copy after the antique marble statue dating from c.100 BC, now in the Louvre, Paris. A statue of a nude male figure, a warrior, rather than a gladiator, he is posed leaning forwards with his weight on his right leg, his left leg stretched behind him. His left arm is outstretched and he holds a shield in his left hand, he looks over his left shoulder. The statue is displayed on a stone pedestal.
A receipt dated 6th September 1697, from the sculptor Richard Osgood, bills the Earl 'for the Gladiator as agreed for' and 'for a Large stone plinth and Shield with my Lords Armes'. A lead statue was recorded in the Green Court in the 1706 inventory of Knole. This could refer to either 'Crouching Venus' (NT 130062) or 'Borghese Gladiator' (NT 130066). The 1765 inventory records two statues in the Green Court.
lead & stone
H 135 x W 190 x D 104 cm
acquired by Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, 1697