Herse, Amor, and Mercury

Herse, Amor, and Mercury
Herse, Amor, and Mercury
Date:
early 17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Red And Black Chalk And Pen And Brown Ink
Dimensions:
215 x 175 mm (8 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Mrs. E. E. James, Green Bank, Chester, by Spranger; (P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1963)

Accession Number:
2008.42.3
Acquisition Date:
2008-10-23
Credit Line:

Bequest of Joseph F. McCrindle

The foreground figures represent Mercury, Amor, and Herse; Mercury having gained entrance to Herse, gestures toward the vignette of the unfortunate sister in the right background (whom he turned to stone with his caduceus.

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