(b. 1642, Gorinchem, d. 1705, Den Haag)

A Bacchanal in an Extensive Landscape

Oil on canvas, 43 x 50 cm
Private collection

Johan van Haensbergen is especially known for his classicistic and mythological paintings, situated in extensive Italianised landscapes. Stylistically these works are closely related to the works of his master Cornelis van Poelenburgh.

In this mature work of the artist, in the left of the composition the wine god Bacchus is depicted, adorned with a crown of wine leaves and laying on a red robe. He embraces a nymph, whose blond hair is decorated with ribbons and minute flowers.

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