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Amsterdam, Stockholm et Los Angeles, Rijksmuseum, National-museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Adriaen de Vries 1556-1626, 12 dec. 1998 - 9 jan. 2000, F. Scholten ed., no. 4.
Londres, Daniel Katz Ltd, Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 11 juin - 19 juillet 2002, V. Avery, no. 34.
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A PAIR OF BRONZE FIGURES OF BACCHUS AND A FAUN
AFTER ADRIAN DE VRIES (1556-1626) AND WILLEM DANIELSZ. VAN TETRODE (DIED BEFORE 1588), PROBABLY GERMAN, 17TH CENTURY
Each depicted nude and standing, the faun looking back over his left shoulder, Bacchus holding a bunch of grapes aloft in his left hand; each on a later rectangular panelled marble pedestal; dark brown patina with greenish brown high points; very minor damages
The present figures are an interesting study in the history of bronze casting. Here, the founder has drawn together two models - of a bacchic faun and Bacchus himself - created by different artists, and cast them to create a new artistic pairing. The Faun is a composition by Adriaen de Vries, known in at least three other versions in Baltimore, Toronto and Dresden (for a note on the model see de Vries, loc. cit.). However, the Bacchus is a model attributed to the Dutch artist Willem Danielsz. van Tetrode. It is known in a beautifully cast example in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (see Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes, loc. cit.), and another example in Hamburg.