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Venus with a Satyr and Cupids

Venus with a Satyr and Two Cupids or The Bacchante (La Baccante) is a 1588-1590 oil on canvas painting by Annibale Carracci, now in the Uffizi in Florence. Its dating is based on its strong Venetian influence - the artist was briefly in the city at the end of the 1580s.

The work is first recorded in 1620, when the Bolognese gentleman Camillo Bolognetti sold it to an emissary from Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. It was then taken to Florence and remained in the Medici collections, displayed in the Tribuna of the Uffizi and appearing in the top left of Johann Zoffany's painting of the same name beside Guido Reni's Charity and directly above Raphael's Madonna della Seggiola. It was c...

Oil on canvas
112.0 x 142.0cm
Image and text courtesy of Wikipedia, 2021

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Galleria degli Uffizi
Permanent collection