Cast from the Statue of the Vatican Mercury, (sculpture)
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 17
"The god appears standing, with a characteristic inclination of the head, musingly regarding the affairs of mortals. . . . The realm of art scarcely possesses a monument of like excellence and completeness."--"Kunst-Mythologie," by Dr. Emil. Braun. Among the statues of Mercury, the Hermes of the Belvidere has by far the first place, . . . The sweet, youthful melancholy which is so equivocally mixed in the Antinuous, is here expressed with perfect purity."--Burckhardt. [P. 2; excerpted from two detailed descriptions of the work from the two authors cited.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.