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

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 5610


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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund