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Bacchus and Ariadne
Bacchus and Ariadne
After:
Date:
1750–1760 (after painting of unknown date)
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Vellum, Horn, Iron, Copper Alloy; Opaque Watercolor, Watercolor, Gold Paint, Gold Paper Trim, And Selectively Applied Glaze, Carved And Incised Sticks With Mother-of-pearl Backing And Applied Silver Gilt, Rivet
Dimensions:
27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1964.102
Acquisition Date:
1964-10-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Greenough

Exhibition History:

Fans of the Eighteenth Century, Textiles Education Gallery, de Young Museum, 9/25/18 – 4/28/19
Gallery 9A, Legion of Honor, 10/03 - 3/04
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81

Leaf of vellum with opaque watercolor, watercolor, gold paint, gold paper trim, and selectively applied glaze showing scene of Ariadne discovered by Bacchus as she slept on the shore, after painting by Guido Reni. On the reverse shows an bearded potentate receiving visitors in an audience hall. Sticks and guards of carved and incised horn with mother-of-pearl backing and applied silver gilt. Horn, iron and copper alloy rivet.