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  • Museum number

    1845,0825.469

  • Description

    Jupiter; the deity in the sky identified by an inscription: 'GIOVE' riding a chariot drawn by eagles; in front of him Ganymede kneeling; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed: 'SAGITARIO' and 'PISCE'; below the various occupations of men of different distinction and wealth: hunters, falconers, courtiers and poets crowned with laurel garlands (the latter represented by Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio reading in a classical structure). c.1464 Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1464 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 320 millimetres
    • Width: 219 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Nine lines of text inscribed below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: 'GIOVE E PIANETO MASCULINO POSTO NELSESTO CIELO CALDO E HUMIDO TEMPERATO DINATURA DOLCE [...] UN GRADO INUN DI 5 MINUTI INUNA HORA 12 SECONDI E MEZO'.
  • Curator's comments

    This print belongs to the so-called 'original' series of 'Planets', a group of engravings created probably around 1464 in a style called by Hind 'Fine Manner'. For this group see the entry for Hind A.III.1a (1845-8-25-474). As Hind noted, the dog and stag in the background appear in reverse in the 'Pattern plate of Beast and Birds' (Hind.A.II.2) and in the same direction in one of the Otto prints (Hind.A.IV.25). The dog chasing the hare in the l upper corner is found in one of the drawings in the 'Florentine Picture-Chronicle', an album of pen-and-ink drawings in the BM (eg. f. 12; see B. Degenhart, A. Schmitt, 'Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300-1450, Teil I: Sud-und Mittelitalien', 4, Berlin, 1968; pls. 392).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.002 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.III.2a.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.469

Jupiter; the deity in the sky  identified by an inscription "GIOVE" riding a chariot drawn by eagles; the wheels of the chariot  with signs of the zodiac inscribed "SAGITARIO" and "PISCE"; below the various occupations of men of different distinction and wealth: hunters, falconers, courtiers and poets (the latters represented by Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio inside a Renaissance aedicule); eight lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "GIOVE E PIANETO MASCULINO POSTO NELSESTO CIELO CALDO E HUMIDO TEMPERATO DINATURA DOLCE [...] UN GRADO INUN DI 5 MINUTI INUNA HORA 12 SECONDI E MEZO".  c1460  Engraving

Jupiter; the deity in the sky identified by an inscription "GIOVE" riding a chariot drawn by eagles; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed "SAGITARIO" and "PISCE"; below the various occupations of men of different distinction and wealth: hunters, falconers, courtiers and poets (the latters represented by Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio inside a Renaissance aedicule); eight lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "GIOVE E PIANETO MASCULINO POSTO NELSESTO CIELO CALDO E HUMIDO TEMPERATO DINATURA DOLCE [...] UN GRADO INUN DI 5 MINUTI INUNA HORA 12 SECONDI E MEZO". c1460 Engraving

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