Saturn, ca. 1539

  • Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 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)
  • Water
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Aquarius symbol
  • Capricorn symbol
  • Goat

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, upper right: [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, vertically, upper left edge: SATTVRNVS. (N reversed) Inscribed, upper left edge: 1 Inscribed, in plate upper left of image: [Saturn planetary symbol] Inscribed, left and right: [Capricorn and Aquarius 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)

Rights Status

Hans Sebald Beham, Saturn, ca. 1539, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 35.37.1.