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742

Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (Berzieux circa 1536 - 1611 Paris) French, late 16th/early 17th century

Bacchus with a Panther

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to Benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (Berzieux circa 1536 - 1611 Paris) French, late 16th/early 17th century

Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (Berzieux circa 1536 - 1611 Paris) French, late 16th/early 17th century

Bacchus with a Panther

Bacchus with a Panther

Estimate:

18,000

to
- 22,000 USD

Lot sold:

60,480

USD

Attributed to Barthélemy Prieur (Berzieux circa 1536 - 1611 Paris)

French, late 16th/early 17th century

Bacchus with a Panther


bronze, on porphyry socle with ormolu-mounted porphyry base

height figure 8 7/8 in.; 22.5cm.

height overall 12 5/8 in.; 32cm.

General standard surface abrasions and rubbing. Lovely olive brown patina with remains of dark brown opaque lacquer. Base with irregularly shaped corners. Overall in lovely condition. 


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Trinity Fine Art, Ltd., London;
From whom acquired July 2013

This bronze figure of Bacchus is an adaptation of the classical marble group of a satyr with a panther in the Villa Albani, Rome. Previously attributed by Planiscig to Francesco da Sant'Agata and by Weihrauch to a late 16th century Florentine workshop working under the influence of Cellini, this bronze has since firmly been ascribed to Barthélemy Prieur by Maraike Bückling and Regina Seelig-Teuwen. 


Related casts of this composition are known including examples in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Robert H. Smith Collection, Washington, D.C.


RELATED LITERATURE:

L. Planiscig, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance, Vienna 1921, fig.320 (without the panther);

H.R. Weihrauch, Die Bildwerke in Bronze, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich 1956 no. 266;  

M. Buckling, Die Negervenus, Liebieghaus Monographie, 14, Frankfurt am Main 1991, p.44;

A. Radcliffe, The Robert H. Smith Collection, Bronzes 1500-1650, London, 1994, no. 30