Satyr Resting beneath a Herm

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

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1645–47

Artist:

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

The Baroque Italian etcher and innovator par excellence, Castiglione employed his signature flourish in this oblong view of revelers regaining their strength after a bacchanal. A satyr sets himself down on the steps below a portly herm, likely a depiction of Pan: the flock of goats on the right attentively raise their heads toward the sculpture as if awaiting orders.

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Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

Satyr Resting beneath a Herm

Origin

Italy

Date

1645–1647

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

118 x 213 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Harold Joachim Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1972.987

Extended information about this artwork

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