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Three standing figures in the foreground supporting each other, with satyr to right, possibly Bacchus to center. Large urn statuary in left background.
pictures (two-dimensional representations)
panel paintings (painting by form)
paper (fiber product)
parchment (animal material)
allegory (artistic device)
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.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
After Van Mieris, Willem, 1662-1747 (Artist)
13.25 x 11.25 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman