Bacchanalia - Item #660
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FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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
Time Period: Modern
1911 Catalog ID # - enlargement of 11046C
"Bacchanalia of Putti." Web Gallery of Art, https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/duquesno/francois/bacchana.html.
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The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "François Duquesnoy." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Duquesnoy.
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