Sebald Beham

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Sebald Beham
The Flight into Egypt
ca. 1522
Pen and brown ink, gray and pink washes on paper; figures partially set off in red chalk, with letters(?) that are possibly color notations.
Diameter: 8 15/16 inches (227 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.

Watermark: none.
This is one of at least 28 surviving drawings by Beham and his workshop for a series of painted glass roundels depicting the life of Christ.

Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam.
Associated names: 

Houthakker, Bernard, 1884-1963, former owner.


Barbara Butts and Lee Hendrix, et al., Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein, exh. cat., J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and the Saint Louis Art Museum, 2000-2001, pp. 180-81.
Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira, Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, pp. 73-75.
Master Drawings, Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam, 1968, no. I, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 108.

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