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The Triumph of Time (recto); Sketch of a Stag (verso)

A work made of pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1517

Artist:

Style of Dirk Vellert
Netherlandish, active 1511-1544

About this artwork

This drawing relates to a stained-glass roundel by Dirk Vellert that survives today in Brussels. Since the subject belongs to a larger series of triumphs made popular by 14th-century poet Petrarch, it is likely that the drawing was also one of a series, which included not only the Triumph of Time, but also the Triumphs of Love, Fame, Death, and Chastity. Here Time is represented by the figure of an older man with crutches, who is crowned by an hourglass.

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Artist

Style of Dirk Vellert

Title

The Triumph of Time (recto); Sketch of a Stag (verso)

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1512–1522

Medium

Pen and brown ink, over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, center, in graphite: "20"

Dimensions

224 x 226 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1939.261

Extended information about this artwork

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