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Pastoral Musicians, ca. 1774

  • 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 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (20.6 × 25.7 cm) Sheet: 11 1/8 × 14 inches (28.3 × 35.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


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

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No 25. Inscribed, lower center: Published April 25th, 1774 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. 439. The Pastoral musicians. | 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. 25.

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, Pastoral Musicians, ca. 1774, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S439.