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Title
Mercury resting his foot on a terrestrial globe ; Mercury holding the head of a ram
Names
Wicar, Jean-Baptiste Joseph, 1762-1834 (Artist)
Marais, Henry, 1768?- (Etcher)
Duplessi-Bertaux, Jean, 1750-1818 (Etcher)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Mercury

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1789 - 1819
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Mer
Topics
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Caduceus
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Written on border: "Divine Mercury resting his foot on a terrestrial globe, and carries a puissant baton." "Mercury-Criophore, or of the Infernal regions. He holds the head of a victim."
Source note: Tableaux, statues, bas-reliefs et camées de la Galerie de Florence et du Palais Pitti. (Paris : Masquelier, 1789-1819) Mongez (1747-1835), Author.
Statement of responsibility: "Dessiné par J. B. Wicar, Gravé à l'Eau-forte par Bertaux, et Terminé par Marais."--lettered on border.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 18 x 22 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f15cfd10-c5be-012f-17bb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1762: Creator Born
  • 1789: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1834: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Mercury resting his foot on a terrestrial globe ; Mercury holding the head of a ram