Triumph of Death, from Petrarch, Trionfi
"Triumph of Death" (illustration to The Triumphs of Petrarch)
1494, reprinted 1507
Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century
Place of Publication: Milan, Italy
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.)
Medium or Technique
Woodcut illustration, touched with brown ink in image and in shield at bottom
Not On View
Illustration to Petrarch, Trionfi, sonetti e canzoni (Milan: Giovanni Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1507); woodblock first used in 1494 Milan edition by Ulderico Scinzenzeler.
Verso, lower left corner, stamped in red ink: Mark of Henry F. Sewall, Lugt 1309.
Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); from whom purchased by MFA, November 1897.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund