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.

Date:

c. 1647

Artist:

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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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

Feast of Pan

Origin

Italy

Date

1642–1652

Medium

Etching on ivory paper

Dimensions

227 x 184 mm (image/sheet; cut within plate)

Credit Line

Harold Joachim Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1972.989

Extended information about this artwork

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