Bacchante with a Cluster of Grapes - Sculpture
Bacchante with a Cluster of Grapes
French (b. Vesoul, 1824; d. Paris, 1904)
Bacchante à la Grappe de Raisins [Bacchante with a Cluster of Grapes]
Doré bronze, c. 1892
Born to an artistic family, Gérôme began his studies early in life. He travelled to Paris at the age of 16 to study under Paul Delaroche, and he also took courses at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts. He was heavily influenced by the Academic and Neoclassical styles, although one of his students, Marie Cassatt, would go on to become a famous Impressionist.
Originally a master in painting, Gérôme did not begin sculpting until the age of 50. He was awarded many honours for his art in all media, and his sculpture often portrays Classical subjects, such as this Bacchante, one of the followers of Bacchus, the God of Wine. His later works tend toward the Art Nouveau, as visible in the style of this Bacchante.
Condition: An original casting in the largest size, re-gilded, but otherwise superb. Appropriately signed on base and including the foundry mark of Siot-Degauville. Further information and images available upon request.
37.5" h. x 12" dia.
Price upon request