Bacchus is a painting often said to be by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. However, some have claimed that the painting could have been done by Cesare da Sesto, Bernazzano, Francesco Melzi or a 'Lombard painter'. The background does not seem to be typical of Leonardo's work.
A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse for getting drunk. Is public worship, then, a sin, That for devotions paid to Bacchus The lictors dare to run us in, And resolutely thump and whack us? Jorace