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Mercury lulling Argus to sleep

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Title: Mercury lulling Argus to sleep
Author: after Passe, Crispijn van de (1589-1637)
Description: Copy after one of the famous plates by de Passe depicting Ovid's Metamorphoses. Here Mercury is lulling Argus to sleep by playing a flute. Lettered below, four lines of Latin text:'Centum oculis vigilem Tegees illusit alumntus... Insomnem sopit fistula blanda virum' According to I.M. Veldman these Latin lines are by Franciscus Estius
Colouring: EURO 79 INCL. VAT
Condition: Prenten, Mythologie & Literatuur
Technique: Engraving on paper, trimmed within platemark; total: 88 x 128 mm; Hollstein 852, copy; Mercury lulling Argus to sleepeldman cat. 14 img. 129
  • Number: 1871040 (60409)
  • Dealer: Antiquariaat van der Steur Den Haag







 
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