The Bacchante in Art

Frederic Leighton's THE BACCHANTE
reproduced by Tracy Marks


"The Bacchante" (also titled "The Tambourine Player") by Lord Frederic Leighton was painted in 1895, a year before his death. A popular Victorian painter and sculptor, Leighton was interested in Hellenism, and often portrayed themes from Greek mythology.The poet Algernon Swinburne composed a memorial elegy: 'A light has passed that never shall pass away. A sun has set whose rays are unequalled in might'.

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