HOUASSE, Michel-Ange
(b. ca. 1680, Paris, d. 1730, Arpajon)

Bacchanal

1719
Oil on canvas, 125 x 180 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Several French painters, among them Michel-Ange Houasse who worked in Madrid from 1715, kept the characteristics of their origin, despite working in the service of the Spanish king.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 7 minutes):
Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Delila, Act III, Scene 2, Bacchanal