Antique Master Print-MYTHOLOGY-MERCURY-ARGUS-LANDSCAPE-Waterloo-1630



This print shows a landscape with Mercury and Argus, from the series of six mythological scenes. Jupiter sends Mercury to Kill Argus. A bull is standing behind them. Mercury is playing the flute.

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Etching on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: fragment lettering ‘A L’..
Sheet size: 21,5 x 27,5 cm. (8,5 x 10,8 inch). Image size: 21,5 x 27,5 cm. (8,5 x 10,8 inch).

No.3 (6) from a series with scenes from Ovid to be dated 1630-1663. Probably from an Ottens ed. c. 1720. Ref: Hollstein Dutch 127-2(2).

Made by ‘Anthonie Waterloo’ after an anonymous artist. Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690) is born in Lille, but his family moved to Amsterdam probably to escape religious persecution. He was a painter, etcher and diplomat and famous for his landscapes (138 items). He developed his own style, probably as an auto-didact. Although Waterloo traveled widely, many of his landscapes were probably imagined in the workshop.

Condition: Fair, given age. Trimmed to or slightly into image. Small tear in bottom been restored. In upper left margin and corner thin paper and small hole been restored. In upper margin tape on rear with covering paper. Sold waf. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 27 × 21 × 1 cm


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