John Hare was also involved in management of the voyage of the Hippomenes
, the ship commanded by Ross' brother, Robert, that picked up Alexander Hare and his household from the Cape and eventually delivered them to Cocos.
But Hippomenes consults Venus, the goddess of love, who counsels him to trick Atalanta by throwing golden apples to the ground during the race, thereby distracting her and slowing her speed.
In this sculpture, Coustou depicts the young Hippomenes in full run.
During the race Hippomenes twice threw apples in front of Atalanta.
If Hippomenes merely tried to beat Atalanta, then Atalanta would learn nothing about her true type from the race.
In ancient Greece, the magistrate Hippomenes
passed a law requiring all participants to compete nude after an Athens runner tripped on his clothing.
After they have had a chance to offer their ideas, recount the story of the race between Hippomenes and Atalanta.
Model for them how the artist creates the illusion of motion of Hippomenes running and throwing simultaneously.
Bearing Isabella's coat of arms and various of her devices, it illustrates several scenes from the mythological race of Hippomenes
An intermezzo with Venus and Atalanta and Hippomenes.
And then the story of Atalanta and Hippomenes and of Perseus when he liberated Andromeda from the dragon - all made of food.
No less unexpected was the 512,000 [pounds sterling] paid for the Atalante and Hippomenes
by the Poussin follower Nicolas Colombel, an elegant and attractive picture with a modest estimate of 70,000 [pounds sterling]-100,000 [pounds sterling].