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Bacchus

Artist:
After François Girardon (French, Troyes 1628–1715 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1680–1700
Culture:
French, probably Paris
Medium:
Bronze, later mounted on black marble socle
Dimensions:
Overall, with socle (weight confirmed): 17 3/4 in., 70lb. (45.1 cm, 31.7518kg); Without socle (weight confirmed): 53.1lb. (24.1kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.195
Not on view
This bust and its mate (31.100.194)—one crowned with vines, the other with roses—may signify two of the seasons. Their substantial Baroque classicism typifies sculpture made for Louis XIV about 1675.
Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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