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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Bacchus and Ariadne with Autumn and Victories and Three Roundels with Putti", late 18th century

type: Drawing

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Three roundels, each containing flying putto with respectively, arrow, sword, shield. On second row, at left, Ariadne and Dionysus sit between two maenads. Third maenad kneels and offers something from bucket. At right rests herm of Pan, while in front rests goat suckling satyr child. Below, candelabra connected by festoon; winged genius kneels. At right, female winged genius kneeling upon back of lying bull, pulling its head back by seizing its left horn with left hand.


Felice Giani


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