Plate VI. [Maenad Dancing.]
Hand coloured stipple and etching, 450 x 320mm. 17¾ x 12½". Chip to lower left margin; paper age toned.
From the series 'Figures done after the Grecian manner', after Benedictus Antonio van Assen (c.1767 - c.1817). In Greek mythology, maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, god of wine, the most significant members of the Thiasus, the retinue of Dionysus. Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by the god into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication.
Lennox-Boyd: Appendix II, 100.
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