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The daughters of Aglaura (Mercury and Herse)

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 1/4 × 3 13/16 in. (8.2 × 9.7 cm) cut outside borderline
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-150
Not on view
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.



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