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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

In the 1470s Luca Signorelli presented to Lorenzo de Medici a picture which is probably the one named the School of Pan, discovered in Florence and formerly in Berlin (destroyed during the Second World War); it is almost the same subject which he painted also on the wall of the Pandolfo Petrucci palace in Siena—the principal figures being Pan himself, Olympus, Echo, a man reclining on the ground and two listening shepherds.

In the palace of Pandolfo Petrucci Luca Signorelli worked upon various classic or mythological subjects, including the School of Pan already mentioned.

Richard Lewinsohn, in A History of Sexual Customs, describes the work as one of the first of early Renaissance to display a fully nude female.

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