Bacchus Consoling Ariadne

A work made of plaster.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of plaster.

Date:

c. 1892

Artist:

Aimé-Jules Dalou
French, 1838–1902

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.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Aimé-Jules Dalou

Title

Bacchus Consoling Ariadne

Origin

France

Date

1887–1897

Medium

Plaster

Dimensions

81.3 × 54.6 × 54 cm (32 × 21 1/2 × 21 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. Arma Wyler

Reference Number

1983.25

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