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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 and line engraving; engraver's proof on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper with cream chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27 1/2 × 23 inches (69.9 × 58.4 cm), Plate: 24 5/8 × 18 7/8 inches (62.5 × 47.9 cm), Image: 21 1/4 × 18 inches (54 × 45.7 cm), and Chine collé: 18 1/2 × 15 1/8 inches (47 × 38.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "655"; lower right: "E. H. G."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8044
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | bridges | landscape | 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:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25978
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