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Landscape with Pan Playing a Flute

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1795

Artist:

Johann Christian Reinhart
German, 1761-1847

About this artwork

Enamored with landscapes like many other German Romantic artists, Reinhart worked exclusively in that genre, often including vignettes of mythological figures in his prints and drawings. Although Reinhart sometimes showed contemporary people playing music and communing with nature rather than gods, here Pan is identified by his cloven hoofs and shaggy legs. Reinhart documented some of his sketches as depicting specific locations around Rome, but this place is intentionally unidentified. Pan’s quiet moment under the broken trunk of a massive tree epitomizes both the idea of a fantastic Arcadian wilderness as well as the fragility of that dream.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Johann Christian Reinhart

Title

Landscape with Pan Playing a Flute

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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1792–1798

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 19.4 × 27.7 cm (7 11/16 × 10 15/16 in.); Plate: 20.6 × 28.7 cm (8 1/8 × 11 5/16 in.); Sheet: 37.5 × 50.1 cm (14 13/16 × 19 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Suzanne Lord Folds Endowment

Reference Number

2004.519

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