A Bacchante

WAG 178


An interior scene of a young female figure leaning slightly forwards, in profile, to look out of a window. She wears a floorlength pale pink Roman style dress, with a pale blue piece of fabric wrapped around her waist. Around her head is a garland of leaves. Her right arm holds out a leopard pelt away from her body, and her right hand holds a long wooden stick, around the top of which a red strip of fabric is tied. The figure leans out over a stone balcony, carved with two faces. She slightly lifts a yellow curtain to view a scene below, which is not visible to the viewer other than a glimpse of blue sky and a neighbouring building with a person on top. Behind the figure is a frieze carved into the stone wall.