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

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

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

The eternally lustful god of the woods and fields, Pan, has his sights set on the chaste nymph Syrinx, a follower of the goddess Diana. When Syrinx’s escape is blocked by a river and Pan is about to overpower her, she is transformed into tall reeds. Pan made a set of pipes from them. Van Everdingen placed all of the emphasis on the fleeing Syrinx; Pan can hardly be detected in the dark forest.

On display in room 2.11 Caesar Boëtius van Everdingen

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