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Item Details
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Culture
France, 18th century
Title
Bacchanales: Nymph Supported by Two Satyrs
Work Type
Print
Date
1763
Material
etching
Measurements
Sheet: 13.3 x 20 cm (5 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Description
The set of Bacchanales was made two years after Fragonard returned from a trip to Italy where he studied Roman antiquities. However, these light-hearted vignettes owe more to the effervescent aspects of the 18th-century Rococo period than to a serious understanding of antiquity and Roman art. Fragonard's black chalk drawing for Nymph Supported by Two Satyrs—after a marble bas-relief then in the Villa Mattei in Rome—and two other studies for these etchings still exist. Although this is one of Fragonard's earliest prints, it shows that he had already mastered the process: the etched lines effectively suggest the weight and movement of the figures and also provide a uniform system of light and shading for the decorative backdrop of foliage.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Etching
Department: Prints
Dudley P. Allen Fund
Accession Number
Related Item
Wildenstein III ; Le Blanc 18 : Portalis & Beraldi II.210.1
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1924.251_full.tif
SSID
24581555

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