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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500-1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and bistre, slightly washed with Indian ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 33

Physical description

Bacchus, with a leopard. Bacchus holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand; Pen and bistre, slightly washed with Indian ink.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)


ca. 1500-1560 (made)


Baccio Bandinelli, born 1488 - died 1560 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and bistre, slightly washed with Indian ink


Height: 16.7 in, Width: 10.3 in

Object history note

Collections - Padre Restà and Pierre Jean Mariette.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Bacchus with a leopard attributed to Baccio Bandinelli, Florentine school, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 32

The following is the full text of the entry:

Bartolommeo Bandinelli

Bacchus and a seated panther
Inscribed '27' and in a tablet on the mount 'Bandinelli, Baccio Filius'

Pen and ink with slight wash
16 ¾ x 10 ¼ (425 x 260) Dyce 158

PROVENANCE P. J. Mariette (Lugt 1852); Count Moritz von Fries (Lugt 2903); Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 158 (as by Baccio Bandinelli)

Since neither Baccio’s father nor either of his sons was named Baccio, it is not clear who is meant by Baccio Bandinelli Filius. Presumably Baccio himself, who was the son of a well known goldsmith Michelangelo. It would be odd to refer to Clemente or the younger Michelangelo, Baccio’s two sons, in this oblique way. Though Mariette’s mark is on the drawing and the mount is of the blue shade he used, the inscription is not characteristically written or framed and may have been added by another collector.


Pen; Bistre; Indian ink


Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Leopard; Grapes




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