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Mercury Lulling Argus to Sleep with the Sound of His Pipe, 1662

  • Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682

Etching printed in black ink on laid paper

  • 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)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S298

Stamp, verso: Scripps (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) 1886 [date added in ink]

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)

Claude Gellée, Mercury Lulling Argus to Sleep with the Sound of His Pipe, 1662, etching printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S298.