Koninck, Philips, “Bachanalia”

Koninck, Philips, “Bachanalia”

Amsterdam 1619 – 1688

Bachanalia

Canvas
Dated: 1654
71 x 63 cm
Inv.nr. 62-1946, Cat.nr.88

Very likely this depicts a party of the ‘bentvueghels’, the society of Dutch painters in Rome. Many Dutch painters travelled to Italy and became members of this club. We may suspect they did more there than just painting.