Rare Antique Print – Cimon and Pero [Hans Sebald Beham, 1544]



Cimon and Pero. When the aged Cimon was forced to starve in prison before his execution, his devoted daughter Pero secretly visited her father to nourish him at her own breast. In his Memorable Acts and Sayings of the Ancient Romans, the ancient Roman historian Valerius Maximus presented Pero’s selfless devotion as the highest example of honoring one’s parent. (Source: J. Paul Getty Museum)

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Cimon and Pero

Engraving on hand laid (verge type) paper.
Sheet size: 4,8 x 7,1 cm. Image size: 4,7 x 7,1 cm.

Source unknown, to be determined. Ref: Bartsch 74; Pauli-Hollstein, II, 78 Provenance: Ex-collection H.C. Valkema Blouw (Lugt 2505)

Made by Hans Sebald Beham after an anonymous artist. Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550) was a German printmaker and engraver, as well as painter and miniaturist. He belongs to the group of ‘Little Masters’, German artist printmakers in the generation after Durer.

Condition: Very good, given age. Trimmed close to image as is common. Some thin paper spots, partly backed at bottom. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.


fr / PCO-C7-16

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Dimensions 4 × 4 × 1 cm


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