London, South Kensington
26 November 2003
An English lead figure of Bacchus
Attributed to John Cheere, first half 18th century
The figure draped with a lion pelt about his waist, his right arm raised with a bunch of grapes, his hair entwined with vines, restorations
41½in. (105.4cm.) high
Mounted on a panelled stone plinth - 32½in. (82.5cm.) high
See note prior to lot 426.
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A comparable, unattributed, figure of Bacchus in the Formal Garden at Hardwick Hall. The Hardwick figure adopts the same pose as the present piece, although modelled in reverse, holding a cup to the raised, left, hand.
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