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After? Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

Pan and Syrinx c.1620-25

RCIN 404637

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This story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses tells of Pan’s pursuit of the wood nymph, Syrinx. Just as the lustful god thought he had caught his prey, she was transformed into tall reeds, which Pan used to make a musical instrument – the pan pipes.

Purchased by George IV 1812