Artist Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550
  • Melancholia
  • Melancoly (alternate title)
Date 1539
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/8 × 2 inches (7.9 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession Number 34.198
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, upper left: [artist's monogram]
Marks Stamp, in black, verso: [oval containing illegible letters and numbers]
Stamp, in black, verso: [letters in Cyrillic alphabet]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, upper edge: 1539
Inscribed, right upper edge: MELEN- COLIA
Inscribed, in brown ink, verso: M
1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Luttikhuizen, Henry, ed. Stirring the World: Germany Printmaking in the Age of Luther. Exh. cat., Center Art Gallery, Calvin College. Grand Rapids, 2017, pp. 92-93 (pl. 19).