Sunday 17 February 2019
Georges Bellenger’s lithograph, “The Triumph of Silenus”, c1862, after Théodore Géricault
Georges Bellenger (1847–1915)
“The Triumph of Silenus” (aka “The Procession of Silenus”) , c1862, after the chiaroscuro drawing in black chalk and white gouache on brown paper (c1816–17) in the Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans by Théodore Géricault (aka Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault) (1791–1824), published by Lemercier et Cie (fl.1827–1899) in Paris.
Lithograph in black and brown inks on thick wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 29.5 x 36.5 cm; (image borderline) 20.4 x 27.6 cm
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “GÉRICAULT DEL”; (centre) ‘Imp. Lemercier et Cie. Paris.”; (right) “G. BELLENGER LITH.”
Condition: crisp and well-printed impression with the only defect being a restored scratch at the lower right corner (virtually invisible) otherwise the print is in near pristine condition backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this marvellous lithograph showing the very drunk and obese satyr, Silenus—the tutor/companion of the wine-god Dionysus and famous for the philosophical quip given to him by Plutarch: “the best thing for a man is not to be born, and if already born, to die as soon as possible”—weighing down a poor donkey. The total price for this richly glowing lithograph is AU$168 (currently US$120.03/EUR106.25/GBP93.07 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful original lithograph, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This print has been sold