Printer's Mark of Johan Froben, 1523

  • Hans Holbein the Younger, German, 1497-1543

Metal cut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Image: 4 3/8 × 2 1/2 inches (11.1 × 6.4 cm) Sheet: 5 7/8 × 3 1/2 inches (14.9 × 8.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S596

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Metal-cutting
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Printer's ornament
  • Metalcuts
  • Birds
  • Hands (animal or human components)
  • Snakes

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Watermark, obscured by center of image Stamped, in blue, verso: Scripps 1887 (Lugt 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp]

Inscribed, in letterpress, lower center: APVD INCLYTAM | BASILEAM | AN. M. D. XXIII.

Provenance

Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Hans Holbein the Younger, Printer's Mark of Johan Froben, 1523, metal cut printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S596.