Landscape with Mercury Holding the Head of Argus, 1558

  • Hieronymus Cock, Netherlandish, 1517 or 1518-1570

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 8 7/8 × 13 inches (22.5 × 33 cm) Sheet: 10 3/4 × 13 3/4 inches (27.3 × 34.9 cm)

Gift of Bernard F. Walker

68.8

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Engraving (print)
  • Mercury

Signed and dated, in plate, lower center of image: Cock fecit 1558

Inscribed, in plate, lower left corner of image: Mercurius Argum interficit.

1968-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hieronymus Cock, Landscape with Mercury Holding the Head of Argus, 1558, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Bernard F. Walker, 68.8.