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The so-called Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna / Polimnia (Polyhymnia)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1895,0617.117

  • Title (object)

    • Polimnia (Polyhymnia)

    Title (series)

    • The so-called Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna
  • Description

    whole-length female figure, standing, slightly turned to right, the head in three-quarter profile to left; playing a portative organ; after the so-called Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna. Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1530-1561
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 177 millimetres (Plate-mark)
    • Width: 100 millimetres
    • Height: 244 millimetres (Sheet size)
    • Width: 157 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below: 'D/ POLIMNIA XV/ 15' Two lines of Spanish text inscribed underneath in brown ink:
        ‘Polimnia es la memoria invocase quando quieren contar gloriosos hechos de armas’
        ‘Polyhymnia is the memory; she shall be invoked when (they) want to recount glorious acts of arms’ (transcription and translation by Andrea Bouza Veiga)
  • Curator's comments

    See Curatorial Comment for 1895,0617.137.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 65 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 I.235.15a (Copy) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch XIII.131 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1895

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1895,0617.117

WL female figure, standing, slightly turned to r, the head in TQ profile to l; holding a panpipe-like instrument; after the so-called Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna.  Engraving

WL female figure, standing, slightly turned to r, the head in TQ profile to l; holding a panpipe-like instrument; after the so-called Tarocchi Cards of Mantegna. Engraving

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