La Bacchante et le jeune Faune. c. 1911. Etching with drypoint and aquatint. Dickins 12. 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 (sheet 11 x 16 1/8). No published edition. Printed with plate tone on 'FJ Head' cream laid paper. A rich impression of this rare early image. Signed in pencil. $500.
In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus and the most significant members of the Thiasus, the god's retinue. Their name literally translates as "raving ones". Maenads were known as Bassarids, Bacchae or Bacchantes in Roman mythology after the penchant of the equivalent Roman god, Bacchus, to wear a bassaris or fox-skin.
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