Mount Helicon, ca. 1777

  • 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

  • Framed: Plate: 8 1/8 × 10 1/4 inches (20.6 × 26 cm) Sheet: 10 3/8 × 14 3/8 inches (26.4 × 36.5 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S460

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Mezzotint
  • Mezzotint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Marine (visual work)
  • England

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No 195. Inscribed, lower center: Published Mar: 1st. 1777 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside. | From the Original Drawing, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. Inscribed, lower right: R. Earlom fecit. Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left margin: No 460. Mount Helicon or Parnassus. | By - R. Earlom.

Provenance

June 1887, Pene du Bois sale. 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Kitson, M. Claude Lorrain: LIBER VERITATIS. London, 1978, no. 195.

Rights Status

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, Mount Helicon, ca. 1777, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S460.