Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

7. Hans Sebald Beham

Satyr Sounding a Horn

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Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn

Satyr Sounding a Horn

Other Images:

Engraving, 52 x 34 mm., Bartsch 111, Pauli 113, Hollstein 113. Very fine impression of this undated plate, on laid paper with thread margins or trimmed on the platemark. This impression is cited in Hollstein. The rough, natural horn with a conical (as opposed to straight) bore, obviously the horn of an animal, is the ancestor of the modern French horn. Beham crams a considerable amount of visual information into this tiny print and one should not overlook the grape clusters at the satyr’s feet.

Paul Davidsohn (Lugt 654). This was truly one of the world's great collections of old master prints. Davidsohn was born in 1839 in Danzig, later traveled to Scotland and, in 1862, set up as a merchant in London, where he stayed for twenty years and where he began collecting prints. He eventually settled in Grunewald-Berlin, but attended virtually every important print sale in Europe. The enormous three-volume sale catalog of his collection shows not only the acquisitive instinct, but the scholarly one, with every one of his ca. 10,000 prints carefully researched and new information added on previously unknown states. The sales of his collection took place in 1920 and 1921 in Leipzig. In the catalog, this print is noted as rare.

Dr. Albert W. Blum (Lugt 79b). Blum, born in Mannheim (1882-1952), was trained as an engineer, but also held a doctorate in political economics and philosophy. He became an expert in steel, working in Switzerland, and later divided his time between Switzerland and a home in New Jersey. He was an active and highly intelligent collector, particularly interested in 15th- and 16th-century German prints as well as Rembrandt and others. A part of his collection remains in the family; another part was sold at Sotheby’s NY in 1988 and some single items in later auctions.