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The Triumph of Bacchus

Artist:
Piat Joseph Sauvage (Flemish, Tournai 1744–1818 Tournai)
Date:
1780s
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
14 x 32 7/8 in. (35.6 x 83.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.314a
Not on view
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]
[Georges Hoentschel, Paris, until 1906; sold to Morgan]; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York (1906)
Old Master Paintings. Sotheby's, New York. May 27, 2004, p. 70, under no. 40.



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