TROY, Jean-François de
(b. 1679, Paris, d. 1752, Roma)

Bacchus and Ariadne

c. 1717
Oil on canvas, 140 x 165 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Building upon Poussin's art yet returning to Venetian sixteenth-century sources for more warmth and ease, de Troy was a productive master of handsome classical subjects. His works have a certain sameness, as they were designed to fill the yawning voids of the endless galleries of contemporary French buildings.