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Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne

c. 1880
(American, 1835–1910)
Image: 41 x 36.8 cm (16 1/8 x 14 1/2 in.); Sheet: 52.9 x 42.6 cm (20 13/16 x 16 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view


In the early 1880s, John La Farge worked with a team of artists, including the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), to produce decorations for the home of the American industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt. La Farge's designs made many allusions to the art of the Italian Renaissance and to the splendid decorations created for the Medici banking family in Florence. In this drawing he used a medium common in Italian drawings—red chalk—in self-conscious emulation of Renaissance practice.
  • ?-?
    Quincy Adams Shaw [1825-1908], Boston, MA
    Mrs. Graham Houghton, Boston, MA
    (Castano Gallery, Boston, MA)
    June 4, 1954
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • The Lessons of the Academy. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 8-May 29, 1983).
    American Drawings from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 19-July 12, 1998).
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; 4/19/98 - 7/12/98. "American Drawings from the Permanent Collection."
  • {{cite web|title=Bacchus and Ariadne|url=false|author=John La Farge|year=c. 1880|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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