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An image of Bacchus and Ariadne by Jacopo Amigoni

Jacopo Amigoni

(Italy circa 1685 – 21 Aug 1752)

Title
Bacchus and Ariadne
Year
circa 1740-circa 1742
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

51.0 x 61.3 cm stretcher; 65.0 x 75.5 x 6.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of James Fairfax AO 1993
Accession number
481.1993
Location
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (4)

James Oswald Fairfax AC, 30 Jul 1985-31 Aug 1993, Bowral/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of James Fairfax 1993. Purchased by James Fairfax from Agnew's, 30 July 1985. Purchased from the exhibition 'Venetian eighteenth century painting' 5 June - 19 July 1985, cat.no. 2

Agnew's, London, 1984-30 Jul 1985, London/England, Purchased by Agnew's from C.P. Drinkwater 1984. Sold to James Fairfax, 30 July 1985. Purchased by Fairfax from the exhibition 'Venetian eighteenth century painting' 5 June - 19 July 1985, cat.no. 2

C.P. Drinkwater, pre 1984, purchased by Agnew's 1984

Joseph Franz Anton Graf von Walburg-Zeil-Wurzbach, pre 23 May 1806, Vienna/Austria, Possibly AGNSW work. Joseph Franz Anton Graf von Walburg-Zeil-Wurzbach, Vienna, exhibited by him for sale by private contract, Truchsessian Gallery London, 14 May 1804 ff., no. 858 (Bacchus and Ariadne 1'5" x 2' / 43.2 x 61cm), unsold, and his (anon., 'Truchessian Gallery') sale, Skinner and Dyke, London 22-23 May 1806, 2nd day, lot no. 187.

Bibliography (6)

Agnew's, London, Venetian eighteenth-century paintings, London, 1985, 6 (colour illus.), 8. cat.no. 2

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1994, Sydney, 1994, 44.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers

Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992. no catalogue numbers

Richard Beresford and Peter Raissis, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, 12-15, 13 (colour illus.). cat.no.1

Editor Unknown (Editor), Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 'Chronique des Arts', Unknown, Mar 1994, 33 (illus.). no.144 with incorrect dimensions

Exhibition history (4)

Venetian eighteenth-century painting, Agnew's, London, London, 05 Jun 1985–19 Jul 1985

The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 1992–14 Jun 1992

Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994

The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Apr 2003–20 Jul 2003