Little Buffoon, 1542

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 1 3/4 × 3 1/4 inches (4.4 × 8.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

35.32

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)

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

Stamp, in brown, verso: P. J. Sachs (Lugt 2091) Stamp, in blue, verso, lower right edge: [partial outline of circular stamp] Stamp, in blue, verso, lower left: [illegible, possibly smudged]

Inscribed, in plate, on intertwining scroll: ON DIR HAB ICH GERISEN DAS ICH MICH HABBES CHISEN Inscribed, in plate, center left: 1542

Paul J. Sachs (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). 1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hans Sebald Beham, Little Buffoon, 1542, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 35.32.