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Bacchus: MAR.M.204-1912

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Tetrode, Willem Danielsz van (Sculptor)


Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, chased, and polished. Bacchus stands with his left leg placed in front of the right. His left arm is raised and holds a bunch of grapes. His head is bent and turned to the left as he gazes down at his right hand, which once seems to have held a cup. His hair is entwined with vines.


History note: Charles Brinsely Marlay by 1868

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Depth: 17 cm
Height: 50.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

15.5 cm50.5 cm17 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy
  • Delft ⪼ Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1570 CE - 1575 1575 CE


Previously attributed by Anthony Radcliffe to Hubert Gerhard. The bronze has been attributed to Tetrode working in Rome or in Delft after his return there.

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Materials used in production

probably bronze Copper alloy Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Copper alloy, probably bronze, cast, and polished
Patinating Polishing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.204-1912
Primary reference Number: 14046
External ID: CAM_CCF_MAR_M_204_1912
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 March 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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