Photographic Print. Bronze statue Hercules against blue sky and tree at Portmeirion village.
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis admired the works of the sculptor William Brodie and aquired
the sculpture Hercules in 1960 after seeing him in a picture in Country Life and drove
him on the back of a pick up all the way from Aberdeen to Portmeirion. Hercules had
been cast in about 1863 and was listed Grade ll in 1971. When Clough was looking for somewhere to develop
his vision, although he had an island in mind, he knew when he saw it
that Portmeirion was the place. This is ironic that he looked for an
island and 41 years later, The Prisoner was filmed there with
Portmeirion as an island from which there was no escape. It was also
close to his more recent familial home of Plas Brondanw which was
bequeathed to him by his
father the Rev. John Clough Williams-Ellis in 1908.
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