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Feast of Pan

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

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  • A work made of etching on ivory paper.


c. 1647


Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

This etching dates from the artist’s return to Rome in 1647 and depicts a mythological subject. A satyr rests under a herm of Pan, engaging in the bacchanal indulgences of music and leisure. Around the time this print was made, Castiglione invented the printmaking technique of monotype. Castiglione’s earliest known monotype, The Creation of Adam, is in the Art Institute’s collection.


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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione


Feast of Pan


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching on ivory paper


Image/sheet; cut within plate: 22.7 × 18.4 cm (8 15/16 × 7 1/4 in.)

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Harold Joachim Purchase Fund

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