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Mercury Slaying Argus, 1652

  • Jacob Jordaens, Flemish, 1593-1678

Etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 8 5/8 × 9 5/8 inches (21.9 × 24.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Stamped, verso: Scripps 1883 (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp]

Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Iac. Iordaens inventor. 1652.

October 1883, (F. Keppel & Co., New York, New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Jacob Jordaens, Mercury Slaying Argus, 1652, etching and engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S640.