The Drunken Silenus led by Satyrs
Art / Wall paintings
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys (Accredited Museum)
Ceiling painting on plaster. Grisaille painting loosely derived from an engraving by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) The painting features Silenus dressed in vine leaves and surrounded by satyr's and maenads drinking and dancing. To Silenus' left is an ass being ridden by a child playing a horn. At the feet of the ass are three fallen figures; one male, one female and a baby.
Painted by Gerard Lanscroon in 1705 for William Herbert, 2nd Marquess of Powis. Part of the original bequest of the property in 1952.