Bacchante

Artist: After a model by Robert Le Lorrain (French, 1666–1743)

Date: ca. 1700

Culture: French

Medium: Bronze, on an ebony and gilt-bronze base

Dimensions: H. 12-5/8 in. (32.1 cm.)
H. (with base) 17-1/8 in. (43.5 cm.)

Classification: Sculpture-Bronze

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1973

Accession Number: 1973.263

Description


The earnest overtones of Le Lorrain’s lead Bacchante and Young Satyr are absent from this intimate collector’s version of the single figure, a bronze example of which was shown by the artist at the Salon of 1704. In contrast to the ponderous lurching movement of the garden sculpture, the warmly patinated bronze is characterized by an ethereal contrapposto and lightness of limb.

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