Youthful Satyr with Infant Dionysus (Pan and the Infant Bacchus) (after the Antique)
Sabatino De Angelis & Fils (Naples 1840 - 1915)
Bronze, Youthful Satyr with the Infant Dionysus cast by Sabatino de Angelis et fils foundry in Naples (established late 19th century and closed dowen in 1915.Inscribed: Sabalino [sic], Naples, 1889. Possibly Pan (with a tail but without goat's legs which he received from Bacchus later) is holding cymbals, with the infant Bacchus, holding a bunch of grapes on his shoulders. Next to the group on a rock is draped a goatskin and the syrinx (named after the nymph who was transformed into reeds) pipes.
Bought by the Ministry of Works from Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel (1887-1959) (Christie's, 7 March 1958) and transferred by HM Treasury to the National Trust in 1958
Makers and roles
Sabatino De Angelis & Fils (Naples 1840 - 1915), founder