Artist Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550
  • Melancholia
  • Melancholy (alternate title)
Date 1539
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/8 inches × 2 inches (7.9 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Charles E. Feinberg in memory of Sarah Lambert Brown Nirenberg
Accession Number F77.61
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, upper left: [artist's monogram]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, upper edge: 1539
Inscribed, right upper edge: MELENCOLIA
Inscribed, in pencil, verso: CRReusaler (?) | B 144
Inscribed, in pencil, lower left corner, verso: N. n. v. (?)
Charles E. Feinberg;
1977-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Nuremberg, A Renaissance City, 1500-1618. Exh. cat., Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery. Austin, 1983, no. 86 (ill.).