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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.




Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

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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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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione


Pan Reclining before a Large Vase


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1645–1647


Etching on paper


Sheet: 11.5 × 21.4 cm (4 9/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

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Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

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