Laocoön, Francesco Righetti (attributed to), before 1781

Laocoön, Francesco Righetti (attributed to), before 1781

casting, h 224cm × w 185cm × d 123cm × w 650kg More details

The Trojan priest Laocoön and his sons are struggling in vain against the power of two sea serpents. This group, a copy of a famous Ancient original, was cast in Rome for the wealthy Dutch merchant Nicolaas Calff. He placed the statue in the garden of his country house, Polanen, near Halfweg in North Holland.

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