Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Mercury (Hermes) with a cock. Engraving by E. Delaune, c. 1560.

  • Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583.
Reference
25873i
  • Pictures

About this work

Description

The figure carries the caduceus of Hermes and wears the winged helmet, but not the winged sandals. The cock is normally the attribute not of Hermes but of Aesculapius: it is not clear why it is shown here

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; border 7 x 5.5 cm

References note

A. P. F. Robert-Dumesnil, , Le peintre-graveur français, Paris 1835, nos. 422-427 (set of six)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25873i

Type/Technique



Permanent link