Jan 5, 2006

The Four Festivals

The Four Festivals

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Claude Gillot

(French, 1673–1722)

Etching and engraving

In memory of Jane Millar Harris and John H. Harris 1985.97



This depiction of the festival of Diana, Roman goddess of forests and animals, accompanies three other scenes glorifying the nature gods Faunus, Bacchus, and Pan. In each print a frame of flourishing vegetation surrounds nude and semi-nude figures who frolic around an altar with a bust to the god. The caption below the Festival of Diana declares that this celebration is being "troubled by satyrs," whose muscular, goat-legged bodies and leering faces appear at either edge of the
wooded grove.

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