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Bacchanalia - Item #660

$ 60.00

Bacchanalia-flat-white

 

8 Inches High x 13.5 Inches Wide x 1 Inch Deep

This relief was created by an unknown artist after Baroque sculptor François Duquesnoy's (c. 1597-1643) relief Bacchanalia of Putti. Sculpted in 1626, Duquesnoy's piece is now housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome. Many sculptors and painters copied it. This copy doesn't extend as far to the left as the original. Depicted are several putti with a goat celebrating Bacchus. The Roman god Bacchus, or Dionysus in Greek, was the god of wine, agriculture, and ecstasy. Since the listing in the antique P. P. Caproni & Brother catalogs is smaller than this piece, P. P. Caproni & Brother must have molded a larger one or created an enlargement.

 

Artist: After François Duquesnoy

Museum: Unknown

Time Period: Modern

1911 Catalog ID # - enlargement of 11046C

 

Sources:

"Bacchanalia of Putti." Web Gallery of Arthttps://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/duquesno/francois/bacchana.html.

Collins, Neil. "Francois Duquesnoy (1597-1643)." Art Encyclopedia. Visual-arts-cork.com, 2018, http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/sculpture/francois-duquesnoy.htm.

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "François Duquesnoy." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Duquesnoy.

Liedtke, Walter A. "Jacob de Wit." Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 1-2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, pp. 946-962. Google Bookshttps://books.google.com/books?id=jtnQ7PIT8mcC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.