Mercury and Herse; the seven daughters of Aglaura holding baskets of flowers walk along a country path to the right towards a temple, Mercury flying above, within an oval. Related to a painting by Paul Bril and Elsheimer in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth, copying figures from center.
Inscription: Lower right: Elsheimer pinxit/ W Hollar fecit
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 268 only state; Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1224 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.
Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.