Herdsman Listening to a Piper, ca. 1774

  • John Boydell, English, 1719-1804
  • Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822
  • Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682

Etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 8 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (20.6 × 25.7 cm) Sheet: 11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S443

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Music
  • Mezzotint
  • Mezzotint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Figures (representations)
  • Cityscape
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Marine (visual work)
  • England
  • Cattle
  • Dog

Stamp, verso (Lugt Suppl. 2357a): Scripps

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No 36 Inscribed, lower center: Published April 25 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside Inscribed, lower right: R Earlom Fecit Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left margin: No 443. - Herdsmen listening to a piper. | 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. 36.

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, Herdsman Listening to a Piper, ca. 1774, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S443.