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Mercurius Herses amore accenditur (Mercury Falling in Love with Herse), pl. 18 from the series Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Mercurius Herses amore accenditur (Mercury Falling in Love with Herse), pl. 18 from the series Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
10.5 x 11.9 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance:
Ganymede Graphics, Berkeley, 1971;
Marcus Sopher;
On the verso, in ink, an Italian rendition of Ovid's stories pictured here, written when the illustrations were on a single large sheet (before being cut);

Accession Number:
1989.1.151
Acquisition Date:
1989-12-07
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

Mercury looking down out of the clouds to point a finger at one woman in a crowd of maidens, gathered outside a circular temple.