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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1933,0119.1

  • Description

    Twenty-four roundels with animal designs; real and fantastic animals (e.g. hare, lion, baboon, stag, mermaid, unicorn, dragon, griffin) in circular compartments; the baboon with inscription: 'BABUINO'. Slightly trimmed. c.1460-70 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1460-1470 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 217 millimetres (trimmed top and bottom)
    • Width: 146 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The only known impression. The print was possibly intended as a pattern used by cutters of ivory or wood, or as a sort of 'Bestiary in pictorial form' for popular consumption. Comparable animal subjects of this period are found in drawing albums attributed to Giovannino de' Grassi (Lombardy, second half XIV century) and Michelino da Besozzo (Lombardy, first half of XV century).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2405.011 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.I.48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1933

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1933,0119.1

Twenty-four roundels with animal designs;  real and fantastic animals (e.g. hare, lion, baboon, stag, mermaid, unicorn, dragon, griffin) in circular compartments; the baboon with inscription "BABUINO". Slightly trimmed.  c.1460-70  Engraving

Twenty-four roundels with animal designs; real and fantastic animals (e.g. hare, lion, baboon, stag, mermaid, unicorn, dragon, griffin) in circular compartments; the baboon with inscription "BABUINO". Slightly trimmed. c.1460-70 Engraving

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