Bacchus and Ariadne
circa 1740-circa 1742
circa 1685 - 21 Aug 1752
circa 1740-circa 1742
oil on canvas
51.0 x 61.3 cm stretcher; 65.0 x 75.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of James Fairfax AC 1993
Shown in 5 exhibitions
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
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
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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.
C.P. Drinkwater, pre 1984, England, purchased by Agnew's 1984
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
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
Referenced in 9 publications
Agnew's, London, Venetian eighteenth-century paintings, London, 1985, p 8, no 2, col illus p 6.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1994, Sydney, 1994, pp 11, 44.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994, np.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992, np.
Richard Beresford and Peter Raissis, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, pp 12–15, no 1, col illus p 13.
Ewen McDonald, AGNSW Collections, Sydney, 1994, p 121, col illus p 121.
Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, Sydney, Dec 2002-Jan 2003, col illus p 11.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Gazette des Beaux-Arts, period 6, vol 123, year 136, 'Chronique des Arts', suppl, Unknown, Mar 1994, p 33, no 144, illus. with incorrect dimensions.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Newsletter 7, Sydney, Dec 2005, np.