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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, 1815–20

type: Drawing

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Bacchus, seated on a donkey and attended by wood-nymphs, approaches an altar at which Silenus is making a sacrifice and about which a drunken revel is taking place (symbolizing Autumn); In the lower right, Chronos warms himself at a fire before the entrance to an ice-covered cave, and is accompanied by another figure, while in the distance towards the left, a feast is seen taking place (symbolizing Winter).

Participants

Donor
Bridget Mahon
Designer
Unknown

Department

Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design

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