Giulio Bonasone

Pan and a Nymph with a Cornucopia, Standing by a Herm

1555-1560
This print represents a nymph (otherwise identified as Pomona, goddess of fruitful abundance) who is being offered a cornucopia filled with fruit by the god Pan. His name originates within the Ancient Greek language from the word paein, meaning "to pasture." He has the hindquarters, legs and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. Despite the god’s goatish image, with particular emphasis on the animal parts of his body and the lascivious undertones of the scene, Bonasone has rendered a pleasant depiction for his viewers to appreciate.
Title
Pan and a Nymph with a Cornucopia, Standing by a Herm
Date
1555-1560
Medium
Print
Materials
engraving on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
36.2 x 30.1 cm; plate: 27.5 x 22.6 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Gift of Philip R.L. Somerville, Toronto, 2010
Rights
© John Max
Accession number
43274