Perseus and Medusa
At the head of the Italian Gardens stands Perseus, at the moment he has slain Medusa, holding her head aloft!
This iconic statue is a 19th Century copy of Benvenuto Cellini’s original 1550s masterpiece, now at the Loggia dei Lonzi, in Florence.
The replica was one of the biggest free-standing bronze sculptures in the UK after being commissioned by the 2nd Duke of Sutherland.
In the Autumn of 2012, Perseus was absent from Trentham as he formed part of the Royal Academy of Art’s major Autumn exhibition, “Bronze”. It was a mammoth task getting him to London - watch the video below or find out more in our news section.