Two Martyrs in the Clouds, ca. 1786

  • John and Josiah Boydell, English
  • Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian, 1727-1785
  • Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on wove paper

  • Framed: Plate: 11 5/8 × 9 5/8 inches (29.5 × 24.4 cm) Sheet: 14 1/8 × 11 1/8 inches (35.9 × 28.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S468

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Female
  • Male
  • Martyrs
  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, verso: Scripps [date, 1887, added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a)

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: G. B. Cipriani invt. Inscribed, lower center: 14 | Publish'd Feb, 1st" 1786. by John & Josiah Boydell No. 90. Cheapside, London. Inscribed, lower right: Richd. Earlom Sculptsit. Inscribed, in black ink, bottom margin: No. 468 - Two Martyrs in the Clouds. Reproduction of a drawing by Cipriani. | By - Richard Earlom.

Provenance

March 1887, Crawcour sale 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Richard Earlom; after Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Two Martyrs in the Clouds, ca. 1786, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S468.