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Jupiter, ca. 1539

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 1 3/4 × 1 1/8 inches (4.4 × 2.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Allegory
  • Mythology
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Pisces symbol
  • Sagittarius symbol
  • Soldier
  • Fish
  • Centaur
  • Jupiter

Signed, in plate, upper right: [artist's monogram]

Stamp, in black, verso: A. Firmin-Didot (Lugt 119) Stamp, in brown, verso: A. Freiherr von Lanna (Lugt 2773) Stamp, in brown, verso: P. J. Sachs (Lugt 2091), Stamp, in black, verso: L (Lugt 1702)

Inscribed, in plate, upper left: 2 | IVPIDER. | [Jupiter planetary symbol] Inscribed, in plate, lower left and right: [Sagittarius and Pisces zodiacal symbols]

A. Firmin-Didot (Paris, France); A. Freiherr von Lanna (Prague); Paul J. Sachs (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). 1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hans Sebald Beham, Jupiter, ca. 1539, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 35.37.2.