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Plaster Bacchus and Ariadne


Code: 11089


W: 30cm (11.8")H: 70cm (27.6")D: 20cm (7.9")

C1770. A rare coloured plaster model after the classical Bacchus and Ariadne

The base has been forshortened from the original to fit on a mantle, so the left leg of Bacchus has been altered. I cannot find another classical sculpture in this pose. I think it comes from 18th century English portraiture. See Mr and Mrs Smith by Gainsborough or John Talbot by Pompeo Batoni.