About this artwork
Aimé-Jules Dalou was a protégé of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux and spent his early years studying the art of the 18th century. His first success came with images of modern life, such as nursing mothers and infants, but he later undertook allegorical subjects and historical statues for public commissions in France’s Third Republic. His sculpture Bacchus Consoling Ariadne revisits the small-scale world of Clodion’s mythological terracottas; the plaster was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1892, and a marble based on it (now in the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts) was commissioned by a family named Drapé in Agen, France.
Currently Off View
- European Painting and Sculpture
- Aimé-Jules Dalou
- Bacchus Consoling Ariadne
- 81.3 × 54.6 × 54 cm (32 × 21 1/2 × 21 1/4 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Arma Wyler