Offered by Galerie PhC
18th century French School attributed to Charles Antoine Coypel's Studio (1694-1752)
Bacchus and Ariane on the island of Naxos
Canvas 62 cm by 45 cm
The frame of which the carved part of leaves is 17th is 84 cm by 69 cm
The gilt wood frame is 86 cm by 70 cm
Ariadne, abandoned on her rock of Naxos by Theseus whose boat is distinguished on the sea, receives the visit of Bacchus whose chariot and the procession occupy the left part of the canvas. Above Ariane, Hymen raises his torch while Bacchus, his left hand on the heart while the other takes the Ariadne's arm, makes his marriage proposal.
Our painting is a partial recovery of the one painted in 1693 by Antoine Coypel the father (1661-1722) for the cabinet of S.A.R Monsieur the king's brother, Philippe d'Orléans (brother of Louis XIV) at Versailles.
Disappeared in the revolution, he resurfaced at a sale in 1990 and is now exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
There are many differences between the two works including the sea which in the original painting is only suggested, an imposing tree occupying the space
Charles Antoine Coypel (1694-1752)
Born in Paris on July 11, 1694, he is the son of the painter Antoine Coypel (1661-1722) and the grandson of another great painter, Noel Coypel (1628-1707) -What family!
From his earliest years, he showed a strong taste for painting and, less than 20 years old, he was admitted to the academy.
At the beginning painter of history, he devotes himself then to the paintings of genre that him earned the best of his reputation. Among the most remarkable works are: children's games, his paintings from Don Quixote and his illustrations for Moliere's works.
When his father died in 1722, he was appointed director of the paintings of the crown and first painter of the Duke of Orleans, charge that his father had himself exercised before him. In 1747, he became the King's first painter and became director of the Academy.
To his talent as a painter must be added remarkable qualities of literary man making him a very popular personality who enjoyed high favors at the court. Many of his comedies and tragedies have been performed successfully.
Very good general condition-restoration of quality called "museum".
Price : on request
Price : on request