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  • Museum number

    1845,0809.108

  • Description

    The Wheel of Fortune and the Death below the Tree of Life; Fortuna stands at the left side, turning the wheel to which four figures are attached; Christ appears in the upper left corner and holds a chain which is linked to the wheel; in the lower centre lies a dead body in a tomb and to the right stands the Death in form of a skeleton who is about to shoot his arch into the tree of life; the tree at the right side grows out of a boat and contains a hierarchy of religious and secular dignitaries; several banderoles with text are allotted all over the scenery; with defects Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1450-1475 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 223 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 310 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. Master ES' Judgement of Solomon (L 7). Lehrs further describes two XVc Spanish engravings which the Master with the Banderoles probably had known and points out their differences and similarities.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 87 bibliographic details
    • Lehrs 1908-34 IV.125.87 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0809.108

The Wheel of Fortune and the Death below the Tree of Life; Fortuna stands at the l side, turning the wheel to which four figures are attached; Christ appears in the upper l corner and holds a chain which is linked to the wheel; in the lower centre lies a dead body in a tomb and to the r stands the Death in form of a skeleton who is about to shoot his arch into the tree of life; the tree at the r side grows out of  a boat and contains a hierarchy of religious and secular dignitaries; several banderoles with text are allotted all over the scenery; with defects  Engraving

The Wheel of Fortune and the Death below the Tree of Life; Fortuna stands at the l side, turning the wheel to which four figures are attached; Christ appears in the upper l corner and holds a chain which is linked to the wheel; in the lower centre lies a dead body in a tomb and to the r stands the Death in form of a skeleton who is about to shoot his arch into the tree of life; the tree at the r side grows out of a boat and contains a hierarchy of religious and secular dignitaries; several banderoles with text are allotted all over the scenery; with defects Engraving

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