Luna, ca. 1539

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

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

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

35.37.7

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Allegory
  • Mythology
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Cancer symbol
  • Moon
  • Crab

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, in plate, center right edge: 1539 | [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: 7 | LVNA | [Moon symbol Inscribed, lower right: [Cancer zodiacal symbol]

Provenance

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)

Rights Status

Hans Sebald Beham, Luna, ca. 1539, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 35.37.7.