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Frieze with Two Tritons

16th century
16th century

Hans Sebald Beham, German, (1500–1550)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut
Edition: The creation date is based on Max Geisberg, The German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1500–1550, revised by Strauss (Hacker Art Books, 1974), vol. 1, p. 310.
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Duplicate from the Albertina, Vienna
Bibliography: Not in Bartsch(?); Heller 2103; P. (Dürer), p. 193, 207; Pauli 1346; Dodgson 156; C.D. 16 (vol. 1, p. 483); Hollstein (vol. 3, p. 276); Berlin 1939, 4; Lyle Williams, Pattern & Invention: Ornament Prints: 1500–1800 [catalog for exhibition presented January 17 – April 19, 1992] (New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), cat. no. 6, p. 9; Max Geisberg, The German Single-Leaf Woodcut: 1500–1550, rev. by Strauss (Hacker Art Books, 1974), vol. 1, p. 310.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1967
Accession Number: 1967.10.2

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  • fish
  • friezes (entablature components) - Middle horizontal members of a classical entablature, above the architrave and below the cornice; for horizontal decorated bands in general, found on architecture and furniture, use "friezes (ornamental bands)." [April 1993 related term added. March 1993 descriptor moved. June 1991 scope note changed.]
  • mythology
  • ornament - Decorative forms that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, use "decoration (process)." [November 1990 descriptor moved.]

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