Late 19th Century cast and Signed in the base “Clodion” after Claude Michel.
Impressive Bronze cast relief with very beautiful golden brown patina which permits appreciate in great detail all the elements of this Bacchanalian scene
The god of wine, Bacchus, overseeing the scene where Satyrs and Nymphs are offering a Goat in Sacrifice.
With a size of 50 x 21 cm . It has two wooden blocks allowing a standing position for decoration in a Shelf or mantlepiece
Claude Michel (1738 – 1814) known as Clodion. The son-in-law of sculptor Augustin Pajou, Clodion trained in Paris in the workshops of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Upon winning the Prix de Rome, he moved to Italy, sharing a studio with Jean-Antoine Houdon and studying antique, Renaissance, and Baroque sculpture.
Clodion was deeply steeped in the imagery of Greek and Roman art where this theme of Bacchus is a specialty as it can be seen in other works like the ones in Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Relief, Sculpture
- Bronze (patiné)
- After Michel Clodion (1784-1814)
- Style Néoclassique
- Période estimée
- XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - quelques usures et tâches dues à l’âge
- 51×21×2 cm