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A Satyr

1969.808 (RS85178)

Description

Three standing figures in the foreground supporting each other, with satyr to right, possibly Bacchus to center. Large urn statuary in left background.

Details

Label
From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House,: Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Inscribed on the back "A Satyr," this small cabinet picture depicts Silenus, the foster father of Dionysus or Bacchus. Silenus is most often depicted as a jolly old man who is usually intoxicated. This picture may be by Willem van Mieris, a Dutch artist known for his small, detailed compositions.
Maker
After Van Mieris, Willem, 1662-1747 (Artist)
Date
1680
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
paper (fiber product)
parchment (animal material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Allegory
allegory (artistic device)
Classical
Panel
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
paper (fiber product)
Parchment
parchment (animal material)
Picture
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Codman, John, 1755-1803
Codman, Ogden, 1839-1904
Dimensions
13.25 x 11.25 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.808
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72026

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