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BACCHUS AND ARIADNE

Made by: François Boucher

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

Scene no. 1 from the series "Les Amours des Dieux". In the foreground, at the left, Ariadne and Bacchus. Maidens are presenting Ariadne with baskets of fruits and jewelry while Bacchus contemplates seated at her right. On the right is a chariot, a satyr, two leopards and three playful puttii. The scene is set among classical ruins.

Category:
coverings and hangings
Object name:
BACCHUS AND ARIADNE
Made from:
Wool -- silk
Made in:
FRANCE: Beauvais
Date made:
ca. 1754
Size:
304.8 x 381 cm (120 x 150 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
41.2
Class:
TAPESTRY
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Signed in the selvage at the lower border: A.C.C Beauvais
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973