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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Works of Art Exhibited at Marlborough House, 1854: Terra Cotta Group by Clodion 1854

Albumen print | 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2800207

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Photograph of a terracotta full length group, depicting a satyr embracing and kissing a naked nymph, or Bacchante. The satyr holds  a garland above their heads with his left hand. An infant satyr stands on the right, carrying a panflute in his left hand. Grapes, a wine jug and a tambourine are scattered on the ground.

The sculpture is by Claude Michel, known as Clodion (1738-1814).
  • Creator(s)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    After Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814) (sculptor)

  • 16.5 x 11.9 cm (image)

  • 'Terra cotta Group by Clodion'

  • Commissioned by Henry Cole. Later acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster [London]
                  • Marlborough House [London]
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Pan (myth)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Ceramics
        • Terracotta
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Grapes
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Woodwind instruments
            • Flutes
              • Pan-pipes