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Creator:
Print made by John Cousen, 1804–1880, British
after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Mercury and Herse
Date:
1842
Medium:
Etching; open etched state on thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper with cream chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 32 × 24 inches (81.3 × 61 cm), Plate: 24 3/4 × 19 1/4 inches (62.9 × 48.9 cm), Chine collé: 24 3/8 × 18 5/8 inches (61.9 × 47.3 cm), and Image: 18 1/2 × 15 1/4 inches (47 × 38.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "R. 655"; lower left: "36/8"; lower right: "Mercury & Herse"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "207"; lower left: "a/-"

Lettered below image: "J. M. W. Turner R.A. | Etchd. by J. Cousen"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8043
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | bridges | men | religious and mythological subject | river | temple | trees | women
Associated People:
Herse, figure in Greek mythology, daughter of Cecrops, sister to Aglauros and Pandrosos
Mercury
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25976
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