Melancholia, 1539

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/8 inches × 2 inches (7.9 × 5.1 cm)

Gift of Charles E. Feinberg in memory of Sarah Lambert Brown Nirenberg

F77.61

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Melancholy
  • Allegory
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Woman
  • Engraving (print)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

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

Inscribed, in plate, upper edge: 1539 Inscribed, right upper edge: MELENCOLIA Inscribed, in pencil, verso: CRReusaler (?) | B 144 Inscribed, in pencil, lower left corner, verso: N. n. v. (?)

Provenance

Charles E. Feinberg; 1977-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Nuremberg, A Renaissance City, 1500-1618. Exh. cat., Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery. Austin, 1983, no. 86 (ill.).

Rights Status

Hans Sebald Beham, Melancholia, 1539, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Charles E. Feinberg in memory of Sarah Lambert Brown Nirenberg, F77.61.