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Plate 18: Mercury Falling in love with Herse (Mercurius Herses amore accenditur), from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'

Artist:
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)
Date:
1606
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 13/16 x 20 1/2 in. (32.5 x 52 cm) plate: 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (10.5 x 12 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.3869
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered bottom center: Mercurius Herses amore accenditur.; lower left: 18.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Bartsch XVII.151.655
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.



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