Bacchanal of Satyrs and Cupids, Gerard van Opstal, c. 1650

Bacchanal of Satyrs and Cupids, Gerard van Opstal, c. 1650

ivory, h 12.0cm × w 32.0cm × t 3.5cm. More details

The Brussels sculptor Gerard van Opstal created a stir at the French court in Paris with his small-scale ivory reliefs in the Flemish Baroque style of Rubens. Here, this finds expression in the chubby bodies of the putti and the plump proportions of the pair of satyrs.

On display in room 2.26-02 Dionysus/Bacchus Imaginary creatures Feasts Eros/Amor/Cupid

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