A Bacchanal: The Andrians

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A Bacchanal: The Andrians probably 18th century
This is an eighteenth-century copy of Titian’s ‘Bacchanal of the Andrians’ (1523-25) that is now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Titian’s original canvas was for his patron Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. The Andrians are shown enjoying the pleasures of wine and song, but Bacchus and his attendants are absent. This copy follows the original closely, except for an addition to Ariadne's drapery and the disproportionate enlargement of the picture's horizontal dimension. This copy was once owned by the English painter William Etty, who was strongly influenced by Venetian Renaissance painting.


  • Acc. No. NG 103
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 168.00 x 218.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased by the RSA 1853; transferred and presented 1910