Artist Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500-1550
  • Virgin on the Crescent
  • Madonna and Child on the Crescent (alternate title)
Date 1520
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/4 × 2 1/4 inches (8.3 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 35.35
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in plate, lower left: 1520 | [artist's monogram]
Marks Stamps, verso: British Museum Duplicate (Lugt 303 and 305)
Stamp, verso: P. J. Sachs (Lugt 2091)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, upper edge, verso: 17
Inscribed, lower edge: 40
British Museum (London, England);
Paul J. Sachs (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA).
1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)