SAUVAGE, Piat-Joseph
(b. 1744, Tournai, d. 1818, Tournai)

Bacchanalia of Children

c. 1790
Oil on canvas, 32 x 84 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Sauvage was a specialist in imitating antique bas-reliefs in grisaille paintings. Here, in a beige monochrome on a black marble background, nine putti take part in a bacchanalia, a celebration in honour of Bacchus.