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Bacchus and two Fauns. Bacchus, Hercules and two Women

Bertel Thorvaldsen1797

Thorvaldsens Museum

Thorvaldsens Museum
Copenhagen, Denmark

This is one of Thorvaldsen’s early drawings, perhaps from the time when he was still studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen. In that case, the motif might have its background in the collections of engravings in the possession of the Academy. In a stylistic sense, the figures are reminiscent of the tradition represented by Professor N.A. Abildgaard, the leading teacher in the Academy, and the sculptor Johannes Wiedewelt.

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  • Title: Bacchus and two Fauns. Bacchus, Hercules and two Women
  • Date Created: 1797
  • Sculptor: Bertel Thorvaldsen
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.1 x h11.9 cm (Complete)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thorvaldsens Museum

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