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Il Petrarcha con l'espositione d'Alessandro Vellutello

Sonetti, canzoni, triomphi

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Petrarch (Italian, 1304–1374), Printer Gabriele Giolito de' Ferrari (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Essling 106; Mortimer, Italian, under 375


Overall: 22.3 x 16.3 x 3.2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with eight woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Gabriele Giolito de’ Ferrari, 1545) Quarto; 212 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped red morocco.

Selected illustrations: architectural title border; double portrait of Laura and Petrarch (fol. A3r); map of Vaucluse (A8r); six triumphs (X2r, Z3r, Z7r, AA5r, BB8v, CC3r)

Venice: Gabriele Giolito de’ Ferrari, 1545


William Beckford (1759-1844; inscribed on front flyleaf: "From Mr. Beckford's Library, 1883"); Hamilton Palace Libraries--Beckford Library sale, third part, London, Sotheby, July 2ff, 1883, lot 653 (£3, 18, to Grose); Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis, by whom given to MFA, April 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis