BRONZE "ARIANE RIDING A PANTHER", AFTER JOHANN HEINRICH DANNECKER
Bronze group representing Ariadne riding a panther after a work by Johann Heinrich Dannecker. It represents a naked young woman wearing a bun and a crown of vine leaves, as she is the wife of the god of wine Dionysus. She is represented in a calm attitude, in order to show "the taming of wildness by beauty". Her slender and elongated body is typical of neoclassicism. The figures rest on a rectangular bronze base. Our print is a mid 19th century realization.
Johann Heinrich Dannecker (1758-1841) was a German artist who worked in Stuttgart for the Duke of Wuttemberg. He was very inspired by Antiquity. He drew the picture of Ariadne riding a panther in 1803 and completed it in Marblein 1814. It is now in the Liebieghaus museum in Frankfurt.
Dim: W:32cm, D:14cm, H:39cm
Condition report in good condition.