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Cybele, accompanied by Bacchus and Ceres, is carried on a chariot drawn by lions, surrounded by ancillary deities and followers; representing the element earth. Engraving by C. Dupuis, 1721, after Louis de Boullogne the younger.

  • Boulogne, Louis, 1654-1733.
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About this work


Ceres is followed by Pomona, who offers her an apple from a basket of fruit, and by Flora, who picks wild flowers. Bacchus is accompanied by a male bacchant who dances with a satyr or faun. In the background, on Bacchus's side a faun or satyr takes hold of a woman and kisses her, while on Ceres' side a woman wearing an oak wreath plays a tambourine. Above, two flying geniuses carry a basket of flowers. In the foreground two putti manage the yoked lions


Paris (rue de la Vannerie a l'image St. Michel) : Dupuis graveur du Roy, [1721]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving and etching ; image 39.3 x 52.9 cm


Terra. ... La terre ... Lud. de Boullongne inv. et pinxit. Carol. Dupuis sculp 1721.

References note

Marcel Roux and Edmond Pognon, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome VIII, Paris 1955, p. 366 no. 12

Lettering note

The lettering is repeated in French


Wellcome Library no. 3069786i

Reproduction note

After a painting exhibited at the Salon in 1699 (Roux and Pognon, loc. cit.)


  • Latin
  • French

Where to find it

  • impression trimmed within lettering


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