The Prodigal Son Wasting His Patrimony (No 2 from "The History of the Prodigal Son")

Hans Sebald Beham, German, 1500 - 1550

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1540

Engraving on paper

II/V

Sheet: 2 1/16 × 3 3/4 in. (5.2 × 9.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

2015.52.2

Geography/Culture

Europe, Germany

Period

1400-1600

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Initialled and dated, in plate, upper left: 1540 / HSB [artist's monogram]; inscribed, in plate, upper center: DISSIPAVIT SVBSTANCIAM VIVENDO LVXVRIOSE. / LVCE.XV.; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, center right: B. 32; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, center: C.18786; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 16868; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower center; c9669/4 [crossed out]; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: #10495/4; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in brown ink, lower left: P. Davidson [Lugt 654]; Collector's mark, reverse, stamped, in purple ink, lower right: [three tower castle over shield] [Lugt 2721]

Provenance

Paul Davidsoh (born 1839) Berlin, Germany [Lugt 654]; Erich von Rath (born 1881) Bonn, Germany [Lugt 2721]; James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2015.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch 31-34; Meyer Kunstler lexidon 32-36; Pauli 33-36; Hollstein 33-36: 33 & 34; CM Paul Davidsohn (b. Danzig 1839); Lugt 654; Dr. Erich von Rath (b. Krefeldt 1881) L. 2721.

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