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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Three Bacchus Subjects: Bacchus Worshipped: Bacchus Marries Ariadne; Triumph of Bacchus", 1800

type: Drawing

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Bacchus shown enthroned in circular vaulted temple. Priest stands behind altar in background, while offerings are brought to Bacchus. Bacchus and Ariadne hold each other's hands. Woman behind them raises wreath. Two putti fly. Bacchus rides in his chariot drawn by panthers toward left. In left interval, pen sketch shown of arm holding pitcher. In right, one of pen sketch and man sacrificing wine. Part of framing is in center lower edge.


Felice Giani


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