Cast of the Statue of Silenus with the Infant Bacchus, (sculpture)
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 57
This is numbered among the most celebrated productions of ancient art. "The Borghese Silenus is, beyond question, the noblest of all the images of the instructor of Bacchus which have come down to us. . . . The wreath of ivy-leaves and ivy-berries around the head of each, tells of the perpetual youth of Bacchus, and the strength and sweetness of the bonds with which barbarism binds the minds of men."--Notes to Lodge's Translation of Winckleman's History of Ancient Art. [Pp. 5-6; excerpted from a detailed description of the work.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.