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Triumph of Death with three fates in an architectural frame above a wheel of fortune flanked by skeletons; a skull and an hour glass at top and with wheel intended to spin at center

Series/Portfolio:
The Triumph of Christ
Artist:
Andrea Andreani (Mantua, 1558/1559–1629)
Artist:
After Giovanni Fortuna (Italian, 1535–1611)
Date:
1588
Medium:
Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks in brown
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 11/16 × 11 11/16 in. (39.9 × 29.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.73.3-79
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered throughout; on plaque at bottom center 'Primum quidem durum, quia seio memoriturum. / Secundum uerò plango, quid moriat, et neseio quando, / Testium autem flebo. quia nescio ubi manebo.'; at lower left 'Ill.mi D. Petro Caballo I.C. Pontrem' Relig. D. / Steph. ordinisq milie: Ser.mi M.D. Hetr: Auditori / [...] Iob: ortuna Fortunius Inuen' Senis / MDLXXXVIII'

Marking: On verso at bottom center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Vendor: E. Parsons & Sons (London)
B.XII.135.13
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