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GÉRÔME, Jean-Léon

Vesoul, Haute-Saône 1824 - Paris 1904

Anacréon avec Bacchus et l'Amour

Anacraeon with Bacchus and Amor

c. 1878-1881

bronze

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 35 12 x 15 x 16 in.

Acc. No.: 529-9-1265

Credit Line: Acquired by William Randolph Hearst

Photo credit: Courtesy Hearst Castle®/California State Parks

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Provenance

  • 1936, acquired by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) at the American Art Association Perry Belmont sale

Bibliography

  • 2000 Kastner
    Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle. The Biography of a Country House, Principal photography by Victoria Garagliano, Foreword by George Plimpton, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 2000, p. 184

Comment

  • 2000 Kastner, p. 184:
    The Greek poet carries both the young Bacchus, the god of wine, and Amor, the god of love, who embraces him. Gérôme created a painting, a full-size marble sculpture, and several signed bronzes on this theme.