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Title

Bacchus and Ariadne

circa 1740-circa 1742


Artist

Jacopo Amigoni

Italy

circa 1685 - 21 Aug 1752


Details


Date

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 AC 1993


Accession number

481.1993


Artist information

Jacopo Amigoni

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact provenance@ag.nsw.gov.au

Provenance


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, 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 6 publications

Bibliography


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

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

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

Unknown, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992. no catalogue numbers

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

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