An Exceptional Example of a French Patinated Bronze Figural Group “Triumph of Bacchus” by Edmond Louis Auguste Leveque (1814-1875) in dark patination offered complete with its original well grained Sienna Marble circular stepped base. Mid Nineteenth Century.
Depicting a bacchanalian scene, two scantily clad Maidens on a naturalistic base, one carrying a Wine Ewer, the other with a stake holding the infant Bacchus with a torch in each hand.
Condition: Superb untouched condition, with some small losses on marble base
Signed lower left LEVEQUE.
Height: (entire) 17.75” (45cm). Diameter: (marble base) 7.75” (19.75cm).
Note: The most renowned depiction of The Triumph of Bacchus was painted by Diego Velazquez and commissioned by Philip IV of Spain in 1620 and is now housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.