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Bacchus: M.9-1953

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)




Workshop: Roccatagliata, Nicolà




Bronze, cast. Bacchus stands with the weight of his body on the left foot. In his left hand he holds a jug, from which he pours a libation, his head and loins covered with fruiting vine branches. Modern base.


History note: Henry Harris Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, 24 October 1950, The Henry Harris Collection, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of bronzes, sculpture, paintings, and works of art of the Italian Renaissance the property of Henry Harris (decd.), p. 15, lot 74; bought by A. Spero (£42); purchased by Marmaduke Langdale Horn, Stoke Charity, near Winchester.

Legal notes

Marmaduke Langdale Horn Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 11.9 cm
Height: 36.4 cm
Width: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1953) by Horn, Marmaduke Langdale


16th Century, Late-17th Century, Early#
Circa 1560 - 1630


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People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Bronze Depth 9.7 cm Height 30.6 cm Width 12 cm
Base Diameter 11.9 cm Height 5.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-1953
Primary reference Number: 13949
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_9_1953
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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