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The Triumph of Time, plate four 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

Barely upright, swaying on crutches as he is paraded forward, Pencz’s figure of Time clearly suffers from the ill effects of aging: the hourglass is running out, and the wheels of his chariot are clock dials counting down to Death. While adults have reason to be particularly concerned by Time’s relentless march, even children push younger infants in rolling walkers in an attempt to avoid the inevitable.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georg Pencz

Title

The Triumph of Time, plate four from The Triumphs of Petrarch

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1534–1544

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

151 × 210 mm (plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1919.2547

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