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Bacchus, by Willem Danielsz van Tetrode

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An image of Bacchus. Sculpture/figure. van Tetrode, Willem Danielsz, sculptor (b. Delft 1525; d. Arnsberg 1580, Rome, possibly). Bacchus stands with his left leg placed in front of the right. His left arm is raised and holds a bunch of grapes. His head is bent and turned to the left as he gazes down at his right hand, which once seems to have held a cup. His hair is entwined with vines. Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and polished, height, whole, 50.5 cm, width, whole, 15.5 cm, depth, whole, 17.0 cm, circa 1570-1575. Renaissance. Production Note: Previously attributed by Anthony Radcliffe to Hubert Gerhard. The bronze has been attributed to Tetrode working in Rome or in Delft after his return there.

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Bacchus. Sculpture/figure. van Tetrode, Willem Danielsz, sculptor (b. Delft 1525; d. Arnsberg 1580, Rome, possibly). Bacchus stands with his left leg placed in front of the right. His left arm is raised and holds a bunch of grapes. His head is bent and turned to the left as he gazes down at his right hand, which once seems to have held a cup. His hair is entwined with vines. Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and polished, height, whole, 50.5 cm, width, whole, 15.5 cm, depth, whole, 17.0 cm, circa 1570-1575. Renaissance. Production Note: Previously attributed by Anthony Radcliffe to Hubert Gerhard. The bronze has been attributed to Tetrode working in Rome or in Delft after his return there.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.204-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/39.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 768 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 345.11kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 39/1

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16th Century arms uplifted Bacchic Bacchus bronze bunch of grapes cast deity Dionysos Dionysus figure full length gods grapes Italian male male nude mythological mythology nude polished raised Renaissance sculpture standing van Tetrode vine leaves vines Willem Danielsz van Tetrode youth

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