Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection
Date of Work
Facsimile of etching and engraving
Reichsdruckerei (German) Facsimile Print
Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection
Stored: 234 JSP Box 5, S7D
UND Art Collections Repository
Barthel Beham was German engraver and painter born in 1502 in Nurembuerg, Germany. It is presumed that Barthel Beham had learned his skills from his older brother, Hans Sebald Beham and from Albrecht Dürer himself. He is best known for his portraits that were seen as objective and his strong skills in the use of the third dimension. He is also known as an early creator of work in vanitas, or depictions of wealth and death.
Barthel Beham (1502–1540) was a German artist and the younger brother of artist Hans Sebald Beham. This is a German facsimile reproduction of his original work.
Written by hand: Barthel Beham: Virgin at the Window [lower left] 37 Stamped [lower left] Verso: Stamped/Embossed: Reichsdruckerei [lower left] Stamped: Facsimile- Reproduction Der Reichsdruckerei Berlin.
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