Midas und Bacchus

Midas und Bacchus

Dating
um 1624
More about this artwork
The depicted subject was taken from Ovid's Metamorphosis. The Phrygian King Midas guides Silenus, who has lost his way, back to Bacchus for which he is to be rewarded. His wish is that everything he touches turn to gold. Half starved, he begs to be released from his fateful gift. - This is one of Poussin's early works, painted during his first years in Rome starting 1624.
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Inventory Number
528
Birth year of the artist
1594
Year the artist deceased
1665
Dimensions of the object
98,5 x 153 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Von Kurfürst Max Emanuel erworben. - Aus Schloss Nymphenburg.
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Nicolas Poussin, Midas und Bacchus, um 1624, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2QeQ4Xq (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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