Description & Technical information

The painting depicts a girl teasing a bust of the god Pan with a reed. In Greek mythology, when the lustful Pan attempted to seduce a nymph by the name of Syrinx, she ran to a river's edge and asked for assistance from the water nymphs, the Naiads. As Pan reached out to grab Syrinx the Naiads transformed her into a cluster of water reeds. When Pan let out a frustrated sigh, his breath blew across the hollow reeds producing a haunting tune. These reeds became the Pipes of Pan.

Dimensions: (framed) 66cm x 76cm (26” x 30”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Date:  Circa 1880
Period:  late 19th century, 1850-1900
Signature: Signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 66 x 76 x 7.62 cm (26 x 29⁷/₈ x 3 inches)
Provenance: Private European collection.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints