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Ornament with Scroll and Dolphins' Heads

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Sebald Beham was born in Nuremberg in 1500. By 1519 he had become a skilled engraver, drawing upon the miniaturism of Albrecht Altdorfer and the meticulous craftsmanship of Albrecht Dürer. A journeyman painter in 1521, he was a master with his own workshop by 1525, when he and two other...

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Verso, lower left, in graphite pencil: 35850 MK Verso, lower left, in graphite pencil: 1277 Verso, several erased and partially legible inscriptions


Verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink -- mark of Adelbert von Lanna (Lugt 2773)


Adelbert Freiherr von Lanna (1836-1909, Prague, Lugt 2773), inv. no. 34; his sale, Stuttgart, H. G. Gutekunst, 11-22 May 1909, sale no. 66, sold 13 May, lot 733, 78 Marks; to Richard Gutekunst [per Hollstein, not marked] (1870-1961, Bern, cf. Lugt 2213a); Gilhofer & Ranschburg (Vienna and Lucerne), cat. 20, 1929, ill. no. 330 [per Hollstein]; M. Knoedler Gallery (New York), inv. no. 35850; Hill-Stone (New York); from whom purchased by MFA, September 19 2007.

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Brent R. Benjamin


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 235; P. 240 i/II


Sheet: 7.2 x 12.4 cm (2 13/16 x 4 7/8 in.) Platemark: 4.1 x 9.3 cm (1 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

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