The Robbers, ca. 1773

  • 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 × 10 1/8 inches (20.3 × 25.7 cm) Sheet: 11 1/4 × 14 1/8 inches (28.6 × 35.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S428

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

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

In plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint / No. 3; lower center: Published Janry. 1st 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside; lower right: R. Earlom Fecit; in black ink, bottom left margin: No 428 - The Robbers. / By. R. Earlom.

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

Inscribed, In plate, lower left: Claude le Lorrain delint | No. 3 Inscribed, lower center: Published Janry. 1st 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside Inscribed, lower right: R. Earlom Fecit Inscribed, in black ink, bottom left margin: No 428 - The Robbers. | 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. 3.

Richard Earlom; after Claude Gellée, The Robbers, ca. 1773, etching and mezzotint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S428.