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Silenus at the Wine Vat

A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1628

Artist:

Jusepe de Ribera
Spanish, 1591-1652

About this artwork

The Spanish Baroque artist Ribera may have known several of the other bacchanal prints on view nearby, including those by Andrea Mantegna (1956.1010 and .1011); this earthy depiction of Dionysos’s fleshy, frequently inebriated follower closely resembles the scene within the grape-arbored roundel of Annibale Carracci’s Tazza Farnese (1989.172). Pan, with his pipes set aside, crowns Silenos with a wreath of grapevines, tendrils of which also cover his pubic area. Children have passed out from the wine fumes, and Apollo looks on derisively as a donkey seemingly lifts its head in mirth at the proceedings.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jusepe de Ribera

Title

Silenus at the Wine Vat

Origin

Spain

Date

Made 1628

Medium

Etching in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

275 × 352 mm (plate); 282 × 356 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1963.1845

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