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The Triumph of Chastity, plate two from The Triumphs of Petrarch

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1539

Artist:

Georg Pencz
German, c. 1500-1550

About this artwork

German engraver Georg Pencz may have initially seen Petrarch’s popular Triumphs poems interpreted in Italy as a series of prints from Francesco Rosselli’s Florentine workshop, or perhaps on a decorated cassone (marriage chest). The topic may have been seen as especially appropriate for the latter, as Chastity’s victory over Love is so absolute. In fact, in Pencz’s rendition, the blindfolded Cupid has been duly trussed and attached to the front of Chastity’s triumphal car as a figurehead and warning to lovers in her wake.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georg Pencz

Title

The Triumph of Chastity, plate two from The Triumphs of Petrarch

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1534–1544

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

142 × 210 mm (plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1919.2545

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