Pan and Pomona, c. 1685


The Herschel V. Jones Fund, by exchangeexpand_more  P.72.52

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In the late 17th century, Dutch painting became hyper-refined in both technique and subject matter. Here, this smooth-limbed Pan's identity is almost completely obscured, except for a hint of his elongated ears. Paintings with enamel-like surfaces barely showed a brushstroke; so, printmakers such as Jan Verkolje developed to a high degree of perfection the non-linear technique of mezzotint-halftones-which could produce almost seamless gradients of shading.

Pan and Pomona
Artist Life
1650 - 1693
Accession Number
Lanna (L. 2773); Boymans Museum (L. 700a)
Catalogue Raisonne
Le Bl.33 i/iii
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