The Nurture of Bacchus

Oil on canvas | 80.9 x 97.7cm | c. 1628

Nicolas Poussin

The infant Bacchus, god of wine, drinks from a bowl into which a satyr squeezes grape juice representing wine. Paintings commonly show Bacchus as a drunken adult, but to show him drinking alcohol at this young age is unusual. Ovid's Metamorphoses des...
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