‘Bacchante et l'Amour’
‘Bacchante et l'Amour’
‘Bacchante et l'Amour’
‘Bacchante et l'Amour’
‘Bacchante et l'Amour’

JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME (1824-1904)

‘Bacchante et l'Amour’

c. 1895 France

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‘The Bacchante Et L'Amour ’: An Important gilt and patinated bronze sculpture by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Cast by the Siot-Decauville Foundry, Paris.

The Bacchante Et L'Amour was modelled by Gérôme in 1892. The sculpture depicts the charming subject of Cupid climbing up a thyrsus (acorn tipped staff) held by a bacchante, attempting to reach a bunch of grapes. It relates closely to the artist's 1868 painting Une Bacchante.

Cast in bronze by the Siot-Decauville foundry with an exceptional finish it was according to Ackerman (La vie et l'oeuvre de Jean-Léon Gérôme, (Paris), 1992), probably edited in three sizes, the present cast being the largest.
G.M. Ackerman. La vie et l'oeuvre de Jean-Léon Gérôme, (Paris), 1992; no. S. 25, p. 319.

Ackerman p.316 no.S20; The Colour of Sculpture, p.78

Catalogue de la Maison SIOT-DECAUVILLE à Paris, p.3

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions: London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851–1900, Antique Collectors’ Club (Woodbridge, UK), 2006; p. 236.
Dimensions
Height 96.00 cm (37.80 inches)
Width 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Depth 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Stock Code
B69220
Medium
gilt and patinated bronze
Signed/Inscribed
Signed ‘J L. GEROME’ to the base and stamped with the Siot Foundry mark and 'D 89'.
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