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Mercury and Herse: 24.I.4-5

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mercury and Herse


Printmaker: Hollar, Wenceslaus
Painter: Elsheimer, Adam (After)
Painter: Bril, Paul (After)




History note: From the collection of George Hibbert (1757-1837) [Lugt 2849]

Measurements and weight

Height: 85 mm
Width: 102 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


17th Century
Circa 1640 - Circa 1660


The painting (Devonshire collection, Chatsworth) is traditionally thought to be a collaboration between Elsheimer and Bril.

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: 24.I.4-5
Primary reference Number: 129693
Hollstein (German): p.151
Lugt: 2849
Parthey: 268
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 28 January 2023 Last processed: Saturday 28 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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