Artist François Vivarès, French, 1709-1780
Artist after Claude Gellée, French, 1600-1682
Title
  • Priests Leading a Sacrificial Bull to the Temple of Apollo
Date 1764
Medium etching and engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 19 3/8 × 23 5/8 inches (49.2 × 60 cm)
Sheet: 19 5/8 × 24 7/8 inches (49.8 × 63.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1203
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower right: Francis (sic) Vivares Sculpsit.
Inscribed, lower left: Claud Lorrain pinxit.
Inscribed, center left: In the Pamphili Palace at Rome. | The Great Annual Sacrifice at the Temple of Apollo in the Island of Delos.This Temple stood at the entrance of a City, built entirely of Granite & Marble, by Erisichton, son of Cecrops, first King of Athens: & was afterwards enrich'd by the Greeks, to the admiration of all antiquity.
Inscribed, center right: Dans le Palais Pamfili a Rome. | followed by French counterpart to English inscription quoted above
Inscribed, center lower edge of plate: Published by F. Vivares June 20th, 1764. 6 feet 6 Inchs. wide, 4 feet 11 Inchs. high.
Inscribed, lower left corner of plate: No. 25
May 1886, Bangs sale.
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)