The childhood of Bacchus, or, Bacchus and Silenus

Jean-Joseph Perraud1859

Institut Pasteur

Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

Given to Louis Pasteur by the artist to whom it belonged. Displayed in the Pasteurs' living room at the Ecole normale supérieure in 1880. The original plaster of this work was exhibited at the Salon of 1857. The bronze, from the same year, is in the gardens of the Galliera Museum. J.J. Perraud was a friend of Louis Pasteur and made the marble bust of Louis Pasteur (Museum of Dole).

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  • Title: The childhood of Bacchus, or, Bacchus and Silenus
  • Creator: Jean-Joseph Perraud
  • Date Created: 1859
  • Subject Keywords: Oeuvres
  • Type: Oeuvres
  • Rights: Coll. musée Pasteur. © Institut Pasteur/Musée Pasteur
  • Medium: Bronze. Cast iron (first test of the series) with brown patina.