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Pan Reclining before a Large Vase

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. The god Pan lies entangled with empty wine vessels; lightly stroking his panpipes as if to play, he gazes at an enormous ancient funerary vessel on a raised plinth.

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Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

Pan Reclining before a Large Vase

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1645–1647

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

115 × 214 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

Reference Number

1941.410

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