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Melanchthon, 1530

  • Master I. B., German

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 3/8 × 2 5/8 inches (8.6 × 6.7 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



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Signed and dated, in plate, upper right: 15 [artist's monogram] 30

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1887 [added in ink to the stamp] (Lugt Suppl. 2357a]

Inscribed, in plate, bottom center: SI DEVS PRO NOBIS | QVIS CONTRA NOS | .P.M. Inscribed, verso: [pencil notations]

Oct. 1887, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany). 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Master I. B., Melanchthon, 1530, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S756.