Etching over mezzotint ground, on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 29.9 x 23.7 cm. The image size is ca. 25.7 x 20.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 11.8 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 10.1 x 8.2 inch.
Antique print, untitled. Landscape with Hermes speaking with a shepherd watching several cows. A rowboat crosses a river towards a Grecian ruin. Artists and Engravers: Made by R. Earlom after C. Lorrain. Richard Earlom (1743-1822). Claude le Lorrain (1602-1682) was a French engraver from the Lorrain region (his real name is Gellee). Although initially confectioner, but later travelled to Italy to work in the workshop of Agostino Tassi in Rome.
Condition: Good, given age. Tear in right top of the print and small tears in the left, right and bottom margins, all closed with acid-free archival tape. From the collection of Count. N. A. Koucheleff-Besborodko (Lugt 1629). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MASTER PRINT-HERMES-RUIN-SHEPHERD-EARLOM-LE LORRAIN