A Satyr

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1680

GUSN

GUSN-72026

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

Descriptive Terms

pictures (two-dimensional representations)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
paper (fiber product)
parchment (animal material)
allegory (artistic device)
Classical
Picture
Unidentified Paper
Allegory
Classical
Parchment
Panel
Picture

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.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

After Van Mieris, Willem, 1662-1747 (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

13.25 x 11.25 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.808