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Adam and Eve, 1543

  • Barthel Beham, German, 1502-1540
  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/4 × 2 1/8 inches (8.3 × 5.4 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase


Signed and dated, in plate, upper left: 1543 | [artist's monogram]

Stamp, in brown, verso: P. Davidsohn (Lugt 654)

P. Davidsohn. 1928-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Smith, Jeffrey C. Nuremberg, A Renaissance City, 1500-1618. Exh. cat., Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery. Austin, 1983, no. 93. Luttikhuizen, Henry, ed. Stirring the World: Germany Printmaking in the Age of Luther. Exh. cat., Center Art Gallery, Calvin College. Grand Rapids, 2017, pp. 100-101 (pl. 22).

Hans Sebald Beham; after Barthel Beham, Adam and Eve, 1543, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 28.126.