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Death of Hercules, 1548

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 2 1/8 × 3 1/8 inches (5.4 × 7.9 cm) Sheet: 2 3/8 × 3 3/8 inches (6 × 8.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S119

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Death
  • Hercules

Signed and dated, in plate, lower right: 1548 | [artist's monogram]

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp] Stamp, in blue, verso: [unidentified]

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: PHILOCRASSES Inscribed, upper right: NESSI VESTE RABIDVS SE | COMBVRIT HERCVLES Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: G. Storck a Milano 1798 | In. no. 1791. No. 12( ) (Lugt 2319)

G. Storck (Milan, Italy). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hans Sebald Beham, Death of Hercules, 1548, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S119.