Three nymphs playfully drag a Satyr into a woodland pond, while a fourth calls to her companions in the distance. Satyrs—half-man, half-goat—were reputedly unable to swim. Bouguereau exhibited this painting, accompanied by a verse from the Latin poem that inspired it, at the 1873 Paris Salon. [url=http://www.clarkart.edu/Art-Pieces/6158]Read more... [The Clark Art Institut...
102 1/2 x 72 in. (260.4 x 182.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)