(b. 1738, Nancy, d. 1814, Paris)

Bacchante with Grapes Carried by Two Bacchantes and a Bacchant

Terracotta, height 64 cm (without base)
Private collection

This fine group, a scene from a bacchanal, celebrates Bacchus, the god of wine and fertility. It reveals Clodion's fundamental influences, the classical sculpture he studied in Rome and the work of his compatriot Poussin.