- Museum number
Ulysses and Telemachus slaying the suitors, probably a design for one of a series of glass roundels; interior(?) with wounded figures in the foreground, a canopied bed beyond, at left a man on horseback, with another dismounted, an enclosure at right, circular
Pen and black ink
- Production date
- 1490-1537 (circa)
Height: 244 millimetres
Width: 244 millimetres (circular)
- Curator's comments
- Summary of J. Rowlands, 'Drawings by German Artists and Artists from German-speaking regions of Europe in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum: the Fifteenth Century, and the Sixteenth Century by Artists born before 1530', London, BM Press, 1993, no.90:
'This was probably produced for a series of glass roundel designs on the theme of famous men and women of antiquity (see also 1912,1220.1). Others in the series, if this suggestion is right, could have included the ‘Cleopatra’ at Stuttgart (Staatsgalerie, Graphische Sammlung, inv. no. 7; Gernsheim, no. 83922), and ‘Lucretia’, dated 1522, in Berlin (Kupferstichkabinett, KdZ. 4406; Gernsheim, no. 56941). Their dimensions and the consistent styles of the designs support this proposal.'
Lit from Rowlands 1993: Schönbrunner-Meder, xi, no. 1286, repr.; H. Röttinger, Thieme-Becker, iv, 1910, p. 595; BM Dürer and Holbein, p. 184, no. 154, repr.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1988, July-Oct, BM, Age of Dürer & Holbein, no. 154
2007/8 Nov-Feb, London, National Gallery, 'Ger. Ren. Stained Glass'
- Previous owner
Previous owner/ex-collection: Adalbert von Lanna (Sale, Stuttgart, H.G. Gutekunst, 1910, 6 May, lot 120, bt 'Artaria RM 1600')
Previous owner/ex-collection: Anonymous (Sale, Berlin, P. Graupe, 1929, 17 April, lot 57)
Previous owner/ex-collection: Alfred Strölin (Lausanne)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
According to Dodgson's inventory card, given to him by A.Ströhlin in Lausanne on 1 January 1940. This might be Alfred Strölin, but this is not certain.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: PS349228