Lot 277
  • 277

FRANÇOIS MAROT | Bacchus and Ariadne

15,000 - 20,000 USD
35,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Bacchus and Ariadne
  • oil on canvas
oil on canvas


Private collection, France;
Anonymous sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 9 June 1923, lot 3 (as Antoine Coypel and as "L'Automne");
Private collection;
Anonymous sale, Argentina, J.C. Naón y Cía, 31 August 2010, lot 127;
Private collection, Buenos Aires, until 2011.

Catalogue Note

François Marot was born in Paris to a Dutch family of designers and artists. In 1699 Marot joined the Royal Academy in Paris and first exhibited his works at the Salon of 1704. This painting, which dramatically depicts a scene from Greek mythology, was inspired by the compositions of artists such as Sir Peter Paul Rubens and Titian. We are grateful to Clémentine Gustin-Gomez for suggesting the attribution on the basis of photographs.