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Ariadne on the Panther by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker

$1,350.00

Call For Location | 203-325-8070


8" h x 6.25" w x 3" d
Rare iron model of Johann Heinrich von Dannecker's "Ariadne on the Panther", on a black marble base. Cast in iron with a bronze finish, Berlin circa 1840. In 1803, he made a first terracotta model of "Ariadne on the Panther", which he executed in marble between 1810 and 1814. This is generally regarded as his masterpiece and one of the most important sculptures of the nineteenth century (today in the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection, Frankfurt). Dannecker shows Ariadne riding in divine nakedness on one of Dionysius' panthers. It depicts the Cretan princess, wife of the god of wine Dionysus, seated on the big cat in a relaxed pose. By 1805 the “Ariadne" was already regarded one of his masterpieces. The sculpture expresses the idea of "wildness tamed by beauty", according to the motto Dannecker is said to have devised.

John J. Gredler Works of Art

Ariadne on the Panther by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker

$1,350.00

Call For Location | 203-325-8070


8" h x 6.25" w x 3" d

Rare iron model of Johann Heinrich von Dannecker's "Ariadne on the Panther", on a black marble base. Cast in iron with a bronze finish, Berlin circa 1840. In 1803, he made a first terracotta model of "Ariadne on the Panther", which he executed in marble between 1810 and 1814. This is generally regarded as his masterpiece and one of the most important sculptures of the nineteenth century (today in the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection, Frankfurt). Dannecker shows Ariadne riding in divine nakedness on one of Dionysius' panthers. It depicts the Cretan princess, wife of the god of wine Dionysus, seated on the big cat in a relaxed pose. By 1805 the “Ariadne" was already regarded one of his masterpieces. The sculpture expresses the idea of "wildness tamed by beauty", according to the motto Dannecker is said to have devised.

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