Artist Hendrik Jan Augustyn Leys, Belgian, 1815-1869
Title
  • Martin Luther Singing in the Streets of Eisenach
Date 1859
Medium oil on wood panel
Dimensions Unframed: 11 1/2 × 16 1/2 inches (29.2 × 41.9 cm)
Framed: 22 3/8 × 27 1/8 × 3 3/8 inches (56.8 × 68.9 × 8.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. William E. Scripps
Accession Number 56.281
Department European Painting
On View Era of Revolution S301, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, center left: H. Leys ft. 1859
George I. Seney (New York, New York, USA);
March 31-April 3, 1885, sold by (Kirby, New York, New York, USA) auction G.I. Seney;
1885, purchased by James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
by descent to Mrs. William E. Scripps;
1956-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Blanc, Charles. Les Artistes de mon Temps. Paris, 1876, pp. 219-220 (ill.).

"Martin Luther singing in the Streets of Eisenach by Baron Hendrick Leys." Bulletin of the DIA 37, no. 4 (1957-58): p. 93.