Mars, 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)
  • Aries symbol
  • Scorpio symbol
  • Soldier
  • Ram
  • Mars

Signed, in plate, upper right edge: [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, veso: P. J. Sachs (Lugt 2091) Stamp, in black, verso: L (Lugt 1702)

Inscribed, in plate, upper left: 3 | MARS Inscribed, in plate, upper left edge: [Mars planetary symbol] Inscribed, lower left and right: [Aries and Scorpio 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, Mars, ca. 1539, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 35.37.3.