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The Merchants, ca. 1773

  • 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 × 10 1/8 inches (20.3 × 25.7 cm) Sheet: 11 1/8 × 14 1/8 inches (28.3 × 35.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


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

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint. | No. 4 Inscribed, lower center: Published Janry. 1st 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside Inscribed, lower right: R. Earlom Fecit Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left margin: No. 429 The Merchants. | 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. 4.

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, The Merchants, ca. 1773, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S429.