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Diana, Acteon and Two Nymphs

Diana, Acteon and Two Nymphs


Erhard Schoen

German, 1491-1542

Pen and India ink
4 13/16 x 8 1/16 in. (12.2 x 20.4 cm)
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: H. Oppenheimer (Lugt 1351); Ph. Hofer; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryBoston, Massachusetts, Boston Museum, Art in New England, 1939. Cat. no. 206, reproduced.

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940.

New York, Durlacher Gall., 5th Drawing Annual, 1941.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1946.

New York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, The Backus Collection at the Schaeffer Galleries, Nov. 1948. Cat. no. 24.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection, 1952.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Old Master Drawings From the Seattle Art Museum Collection, Feb. 7 - Mar. 30, 1980 (Owensboro, Kentucky, Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Aug. 30 - Oct. 4, 1981; Claremont, California, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Nov. 14 - Dec. 18, 1981; San Diego, California, San Diego Museum of Art, Jan. 1 - 30, 1982; El Paso, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, Mar. 1 - Mar. 29, 1982; Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, May 8 - June 5, 1982; Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art and Science Center, June 27- July 23, 1982; Littleton, Colorado, Northern Colorado Gallery for the Arts, Arapaho Community College, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 1982). Text by Erna Mandowsky. Cat. no. 5, p. 18.

Austin, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Nuremberg: A Renaissance City, 1500-1628, Sept. 2 - Oct. 16, 1983.
Published ReferencesLugt, Fritz. "Les Marques Des Collections de Dessins et d'Estampes," Amsterdam, 1921

Henle, Annemarie. “Master Drawings. An exhibition of Drawings from American Museums and Private Collections.” San Francisco, CA: Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940, no. 95, illus.

"Art News," XL, no. 16 (dec. 1-14, 1941), p. 21, illus.

Seattle Art Museum. "Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1952, no. 17, illus.

S.A.M. Guild, "Engagement Calendar," (1953), no. 17

DaCosta Kaufmann, Thomas. "A Census of drawing from the Holy Roman Empire, 1540-1680, in North American Collections," in Central European History, Vol 18 No. 1, The Culture of the Holy Roman Empire, 1540-1680 (Mar 1985), p. 70-113.

Stewart, Alison. "New Drawings by Erhard Schön and His Circle," in Master Drawings, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Autumn 1988), pp. 233-239, 293-298, fig. 3 p. 236

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