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According to Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' (VIII, 169–182), Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete, helped Theseus to slay the Minotaur and escape the labyrinth, only to be abandoned by him on the island of Naxos. Bacchus rescued her, took her jewelled crown and threw it into the heavens, where it became a constellation. He married her soon afterwards. Ariadne in Greuze’s picture is characteristically shown lamenting her lost love before being comforted by the new.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

c.1803–1804

Medium

oil on mahogany panel

Measurements

H 49 x W 42.8 cm

Accession number

P421

Acquisition method

acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1849; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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The Wallace Collection

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