The Drunken Silenus (The Tazza Farnese), 1597-1600
Annibale Carracci (Italian, 1560-1609) 
Engraving printed on paper 
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 10 inches; image: diameter 12 1/2 inches
Museum purchase with funds provided by James Harper, Jill Bradley & Victoria Snyder, Ann & Terrence Carter, Janet Esposito, David & Marcia Hilton, Jane Ingle, Sue Keene, Lee & Mary Jean Michels, Randall & Susanne Stender, Ellen Tykeson, Sharon Ungerleider, James & Barbara Walker, and Victoria Wilson-Charles

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe

March 30, 2019 to November 10, 2019

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred. Among the works featured are a newly acquired print, The Drunken Silenus (The Tazza Farnese) by Annibale Carracci (Italian, 1560-1609), and a Masterwork on Loan by Venetian painter Paris Bordone (Italian, 1500-71). Additional works from the JSMA’s permanent collection examine the coextensive worlds of sanctity and distilled spirits. The exhibition was curated by Caroline Phillips, Curatorial Extern in American and European Art.


Additional Materials

Curator's Talk Distillation Technology and Drinking in Seventeenth-Century Europe