Jean-Baptiste Poncet (French, 1827 – 1901)
Bacchus crowning of Ariadne 
Oil on canvas
Signed ‘JB. PONCET’ (lower left)
21.5/8 x 17.3/4in. (55 x 45cm.)

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Jean Baptiste Poncet
A 19th Century French classical painting of Bacchus crowning Ariadne by Poncet

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Jean-Baptiste Poncet (French, 1827 – 1901) Bacchus crowning of Ariadne Oil on canvas Signed ‘JB. PONCET’ (lower left) 21.5/8 x 17.3/4in. (55 x 45cm.) There is a larger version of this work conserved in the Museum of Vienna (shown in the Salon in 1870). Catalogued for the exhibition Jean Baptiste Poncet Portraits and painter of history, 2001, page 87, number 55. Jean Baptiste Poncet was born in Saint-Laurent-de-Mure in 1827. He studied painting with Joseph Soumy with whom he copied master works at the Louvre in Paris. He was also associated with Hippolyte Flandrin who he assisted in creating frescoes for the Basilica Saint-Martin-d'Ainay, the church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in Paris and the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Heavily influenced by the classical, as were the Nazarenes in Germany, this work shows off not only Poncet's skill but his patience in conveying fine detail and his understanding for texture and form. The composition is very accomplished and the story clearly shows Bacchus in the act of crowning the beautiful maiden. The bright blue he has used against the yellows in her blond hair harp back to a palette associated with the great masters of the Renaissance like Titian.

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  • Artist
    Jean Baptiste Poncet (1827 - 1901, French)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Oil on canvas, relined. Recently cleaned and revarnished. In a gilded composite frame.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 21.63 in. x W 17.75 in. x D 1 in.H 54.95 cm x W 45.09 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Petworth, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU54034775112
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