Triumph of Death, from Petrarch, Trionfi

"Triumph of Death" (illustration to The Triumphs of Petrarch)

1494, reprinted 1507
Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century (Italian)


Place of Publication: Milan, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 5610

Dimensions

Block: 24.3 x 15.8 cm (9 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.) Sheet: 27.4 x 17.5 cm (10 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P19107

Medium or Technique

Woodcut illustration, touched with brown ink in image and in shield at bottom

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Illustration to Petrarch, Trionfi, sonetti e canzoni (Milan: Giovanni Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1507); woodblock first used in 1494 Milan edition by Ulderico Scinzenzeler.

Markings

Verso, lower left corner, stamped in red ink: Mark of Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309.

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); from whom purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund