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Oil Painting - Autumn Vintage Festival

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1911P62
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1877 - 1877

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema - View biography for Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema


One of four paintings by Alma-Tadema illustrating the four seasons. The scene depicts an offering to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, taking place in a wine cellar. A female worshipper or bacchante dances as she pours the wine from a drinking vessel known as a rhyton into a bowl. A bronze image of Bacchus hangs in the top right of the image, the bacchante wears ivy and a leopard skin, symbols of the god.

Presented by the Family of Albert Morcom, 1911.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:753 mm
Width:381 mm