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Print, Genius with Alphabet

This is a Print. It was designed by Hans Sebald Beham. It is dated 1545 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is engraving on off-white laid paper support: white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Leo Wallerstein. It is credited Gift of Leo Wallerstein.

Its dimensions are

Platemark/repeat: 4.5 x 8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)

It is signed

in plate, on scroll at right with monogram; dated in plate, on scoll: 1545.

Cite this object as

Print, Genius with Alphabet; Designed by Hans Sebald Beham (German, 1500–1550); Germany; engraving on off-white laid paper support: white laid paper; Platemark/repeat: 4.5 x 8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.); Gift of Leo Wallerstein; 1950-131-67

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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