Artist Alexis Francois Girard, French, 1787-1870
Artist after Gedeon Francois Reverdin, French, 1772-1828
Title
  • Melpomene
Date 19th century
Medium crayon manner engraving in ink on laid paper
Dimensions Image: 21 5/8 × 14 3/4 inches (54.9 × 37.5 cm)
Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 24 3/4 × 16 1/2 inches (62.9 × 41.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S521
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower center: MELPOMENE.
Inscribed, lower left: Dessine par G. Reverdin d'apres la Statue faisant partie de la Collection des Muses, decouverte en 1774 a Tivoli, dans la Mon. de Campagne de Casius, dite la Pianella di Cassio.
Inscribed, lower right: Grave par F. Girard.
Inscribed, 3 lines in plate, fills bottom margin, left edge: Se vend a Paris chez Reverdin, Rue du Sentier, No. 15. | Les Principaux Marchands d'Estampes
Inscribed, lower right: Neuvieme feuille de la Collection. | Depose a la Direction de la Librairie.
Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.];
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)