Bacchus And Ariadne by Jacopo Amigoni is in private collection. The size of the work is 104,1 x 129 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
These elegant and grand pair of canvases are among the most exciting mythological works by Jacopo Amigoni to appear on the market in recent years. The two pictures appear to have been paired together since at least 1798 (see Provenance), and have remained together in private collections until the present day. Together they represent one of the most important works by Amigoni from his seminal English sojourn.
Amigoni had spent his early career in Venice, but following the example of older Venetian painters such as Gian Antonio Pellegrini, he left the city to make a name for himself as an international artist, quickly finding an avid audience in the various courts of Europe which had developed a taste for the charm of the Venetian Rococo… Read more in Sothebys
About the Artist: Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period Jacopo Amigoni was born in Venice. He painted both mythological and religious scenes. His style influenced Giuseppe Nogari. Amigoni’s independent career began in 1715 when he painted the altarpiece Christ the Risen Meets His Mother for the Frauenkirche in Munich, which is now in the church of Frauenwörth Abbey on the island of Frauenchiemsee, although it is there at certain times of the year is replaced by a painting of the blessed Irmengard von Chiemsee… Read more