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The Triumph of Eternity, plate six from The Triumphs of Petrarch

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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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

The final installment to Georg Pencz’s Italianate ode to Petrarch offers a dramatic rendition of the Last Judgment. Christ, the Evangelists, the Saints, and the Saved rise on clouds above the earthly turmoil of the Apocalypse. Rome burns to the left, and amid the skeletons, the Whore of Babylon ministers to the Damned below. The Parisian printseller Pieter Mariette II’s signature and the date, 1666, appear at the lower right in brown ink; clearly Pencz’s Triumphs series remained visually effective and eminently collectible over a century after its creation.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Georg Pencz

Title

The Triumph of Eternity, plate six from The Triumphs of Petrarch

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1534–1544

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

152 × 211 mm (plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1919.2549

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