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Rape of Europa, ca. 1776

  • 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 1/4 inches (20.6 × 26 cm) Sheet: 10 3/4 × 14 7/8 inches (27.3 × 37.8 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No 144. Inscribed, lower center: Published Sepr 2d. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside. | From the Original Drawing, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. Inscribed, lower right: R. Earlom fecit.

April 1886, Dorman Sale

Kitson, M. Claude Lorrain: LIBER VERITATIS. London, 1978, no. 144.

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, Rape of Europa, ca. 1776, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S456.