Artist Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822
Artist after Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682
Publisher John Boydell, English, 1719-1804
  • Mercury and Battus
Date ca. 1775
Medium Etching and mezzotint printed in brown on laid paper
Dimensions plate: 8 1/8 x 10 1/8 in.
20.7 x 25.7 cm
sheet: 11 1/8 x 14 in.
28.2 x 35.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S454
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Scripps stamp, verso (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No 128.
Inscribed, lower center: Published Jany 1st. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside. | From the Original Drawing, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire.
Inscribed, lower right: R. Earlom fecit.
Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left margin: No 454 - Mercury and Battus. | By R. Earlom
March 1889, (Sotheby's, London, England).
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Kitson, M. Claude Lorrain: LIBER VERITATIS. London, 1978, no. 128.