Category: Priapus

A Satyr Reclining at the Foot of a Statue of Priapus, Goats at the Right by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

Italian, c. 1645-1648


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail of a satyr beneath a statue of Priapus, from an etching by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto. Italian, c. 1645-1648. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

From the Met:

Although this work was etched in Castiglione’s native Genoa, the concentration on a mythological subject in a large lush landscape exposes the influence of the French painter Nicolas Poussin, whom the artist likely met while working in Rome in the 1630s.