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Oil Painting - Bacchus

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1961P52
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1867 - 1867

Maker Information

Artist:Simeon Solomon - View biography for Simeon Solomon


The subject of the painting, which Solomon returned to several times, is that of Bacchus the Roman god of wine. Solomon's often sensual images of men, of which this is a good example, can be linked with his own homosexuality.

Bequeathed by Miss Katherine Elizabeth Lewis, 1961.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Aesthetic Mythology
Medium:Oil on paper laid on canvas.

Associated People


Height:503 mm
Width:375 mm