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Bacchus: MAR.M.204-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)




Sculptor: Tetrode, Willem Danielsz van




Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, chased, and polished. 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.


History note: Charles Brinsely Marlay by 1868

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 17 cm
Height: 50.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy
  • Delft ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1570 CE - 1575 CE


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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People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.204-1912
Primary reference Number: 14046
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_204_1912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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