Pan and Syrinx, Caesar van Everdingen, c. 1637 - c. 1640

Pan and Syrinx, Caesar van Everdingen, c. 1637 - c. 1640

oil on panel, h 49.5cm × w 37cm More details

The nymph Syrinx is on the run, with the forest god Pan, hidden among the dense vegetation, in hot pursuit. Van Everdingen captures the dramatic moment of the metamorphosis as Syrinx implores the river nymphs for help. They transform her into water reeds. Her right foot is already turning green. Disappointed, Pan listens to the wind playing through the tall reeds and subsequently cuts his flute from them.

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