This Triumph of Bacchus
is one of at least three versions of the subject by or after Sauvage; the Metropolitan Museum also owns a larger, signed picture (07.225.272
). Here the composition has been simplified. Two figures have been omitted and there is less detail. The painting and its pendant (07.225.314b
) imitate bronze. Both must be from the Sauvage workshop.
[Katharine Baetjer and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper 2010]