Rt. Hon. Edward Ellice


Bacchus and Ariadne by Luca Giordano

'Bacchus and Ariadne' by Luca Giordano (1634-1705) is described as 'the greatest painting by one of the greatest Italian painters of that time. It was the first painting given to Coventry with the intention of forming an art gallery. It is a virtuoso reinterpretation and expansion of Titian's famous painting of 'Bacchus and Ariadne' which is now in the National Gallery, London.' The painting was made 1674-1677.
It was given to Coventry by Edward Ellice in 1855 and is now in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Further details are at: Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry