The Contest between Apollo and Pan, Jan de Bisschop, 1668 - 1671
This etching was presumably meant to be part of a series of 100 prints for the instruction of young artists, the Paradigmata. The 17th-century Dutch title translates as: Examples of Drawing by Diverse Masters. De Bisschop’s premature death, however, prevented the completion of this series. The series that appeared after his death counted only 57 prints, and included this Apollo and Pan.