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Bacchus and Ariadne, Benedetto Luti (1666-1724).

Oil on canvas, 17.5cm by 33.5cm.

The painting illustrates the moment in Ovid’s Metamorphoses when Bacchus throws Ariadne’s crown into the sky to become the Northern Constellation.

Luti was a successful artist who also ran a school of drawing and worked as an art dealer.

 

REFERENCE: PIC 466

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