Artist Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682
  • Mercury Lulling Argus to Sleep with the Sound of His Pipe
  • Mercury and Argus (alternate title)
Date 1662
Medium etching printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Image: 5 7/8 × 8 3/8 inches (14.9 × 21.3 cm)
Sheet (no visible plate mark): 6 1/4 × 8 3/4 inches (15.9 × 22.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S298
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, verso: Scripps (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) 1886 [date added in ink]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower right: Claudio Gillee inven. in Roma 1662 con licenza de superiori
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: original Etching | See Robert Dumesnil N = 17
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: [illegible notations]
April 1886, Dorman sale.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)