Ino and Bacchus.
- Great Britain, early 1850s?
- Physical Description:
- 1 photograph : daguerreotype ; visible image 7 x 9 cm (quarter plate format), in case 9.5 x 12.0 x 2 cm (closed)
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsCased Photographs A3Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- The work depicted is John Henry Foley's Ino and Bacchus, a group sculpture carved in marble. The original sculpture was exhibited at the Great Exhibition, in 1851, and at the International Exhibition, 1862 (both in London). The sculpture was reproduced as a stipple engraving in the January 1, 1849, issue of The Art Journal, opposite page 30. That engraving is captioned: "Ino and Bacchus. The drawing by F.R. Roffe. The engraving by W. Roffe. From the group in marble by J.H. Foley." The present daguerreotype appears to be a reproduction of that engraving, image reversed, rather than a reproduction of the original sculpture. The photographer is unidentified.
The composition depicts the reclining goddess Ino, holding a small bunch of grapes in a raised hand. The infant Bacchus (Dionysus), lying on his back, reaches both arms towards the grapes.
The daguerreotype appears behind an oval-shaped gilt-metal mount, in a leather folding case. The interior panel opposite the photograph is lined in green velvet. The exterior of the case is blind-embossed and gilt-tooled; with original brass clasps.
- Subject Terms:
- Dionysus (Greek deity)Ino (Greek diety)Photography of art.Photography of sculpture.Sculpture, British.
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