Artist John Skippe, English, 1741-1812
Artist after Parmigianino, Italian, 1503-1540
  • Mercury Offering Panpipes to Minerva
Date 1783
Medium chiaroscuro woodcut printed in black ink and two shades of green ink
Dimensions Image: 7 1/2 × 5 5/8 inches (19.1 × 14.3 cm)
Sheet: 14 1/8 × 10 3/8 inches (35.9 × 26.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
Accession Number F1987.59
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Inscribed and signed, in block, upper right: F.P | F.S:scul | 1783.
Marks Marks, in pencil on mount, lower left: John Skippe . Mercury & Warrior Nagl. 20. Weigel. Kunstkol.II,14,9
Marks, in pencil, on mount, verso, upper center: Skippe, John geb. vor 1760 in Ledbury T nach 1811. | Schil (sic) J.B. Jackson (1701-nach 1754)? | nach Francesco Parmigianino, Bartsch 26
Marks, in pencil on mount, verso, lower center: 02063.
Typed, on separate sheet of paper, attached to mat: Mercury and a Soldier (?) | By JOHN SKIPPE | English (London), 1742(?)-after 1811. || Lent by Walter Shatski, New York.
Watermark on mount: fleur-de-lis
Inscriptions Inscribed, in engraved plate, printed on separate sheet: Tabulam hanc, ut obfervantiam et amicitiam fuam in | virum eximium teftaretur, nomine Ben. Blaney S.T.B. | ornari voluit J. Skippe.
Walter Shatski (per marking, q.v.) (New York, New York, USA).
Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton;
1987-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Nagler, G.K. Neues Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, vol. 18. Leipzig, 1835-1852, p. 506, no. 20.

Weigel, Rudolph. Kunstlager-Catalog, part 11. Leipzig, 1841, p. 14, no. 8.