Faun, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly
16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.07
A Faun, idly toying with the mechanism of a switch, was the inadvertent agent of a terrible disaster. Mortified, he was quite pensive for the rest of the day; but in the evening he felt better, and composed a pavane in honor of the slain. It was much admired, and made his fortune.
Moral: Waste nothing.