The Bacchante in Art

Frederic Leighton's THE BACCHANTE
reproduced by Tracy Marks


Bacchante




"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'.

Other versions of this image online:
http://artmagick.com/paintings/painting2288.aspx
http://artmagick.com/paintings/enlarge.aspx?pid=2288&path=leighton/leighton25
http://homepages.primex.co.uk/~trag/arthub/leighton/leight06.jpg


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