A distinguished relief of an intoxicated Bacchus, Mechelen, dated 1651
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DescriptionModel by Lucas Faydherbe (* 19 January 1617 in Mecheln; † 31 December 1697 ibid.). Portrait-format terracotta, finely worked with meticulous attention to detail. Bacchus is depicted in the centre as an intoxicated old man wearing a wreath of vine leaves, flanked by two merry revellers in the form of satyrs, supporting him on each side. Dimensions 29 x 33 cm.
Lucas Faydherbe was the son of the alabaster carver Hendrik Faydherbe of Mecheln. In 1636, he was apprenticed to Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp. For personal reasons, he later returned to the town of his birth where, as a master craftsman, he established his own workshop in 1640. His oeuvre includes countless sculptures, altars, gravestones and several architectural works. Some of his works can be found in prominent museums, such as a bust of Hercules, also in terracotta, in the Rubens House in Antwerp.
Provenance: From a private French collection.
Condition: II -
Given its age, in very good condition. Slight signs of age. Reinforced with a wooden board screwed on at the back. Beautiful established patina. Questions about the lot?