Requires Photography

The Alliance of Athena and Mercury (from a series of Mythological Subjects, fourth of eight plates)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 281; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 240; Widerkehr (New Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish)

Dimensions

Platemark: 29.9 × 21.1 cm (11 3/4 × 8 5/16 in.) Sheet: 30.1 × 21.3 cm (11 7/8 × 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P7341

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, within image, lower center: HG in, excud. JCV[mongram]; lower left: 4; in margin below image, lower left: Hæc Patris e cerebro, Maia hic Atlantide natus/Æthereo soboles utraq digna Joue,; lower right: Ingenio Pallas preses, Cijllenius author/Eloquii, doctis numina sacra viris.; lower right corner: 4

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red ink: H.F.S. [Henry Foster Sewall, Lugt 1309]; faded MFA Parker stamp (Lugt 1870), with accession number in black ink: 7341

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund