Ornamental Panel: Triton Ridden by a Child

Ornamental Panel: Triton Ridden by a Child

c. 1505-1515

Giovanni Pietro da Birago

(Italian, active c. 1471–1513)

Engraving

Image: 53.4 x 7.8 cm (21 x 3 1/16 in.); Platemark: 53.9 x 9.1 cm (21 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1930.582

Catalogue raisonné: Hind V. 80, 10(1)

Description

Printed ornamental columns—such as these flanking the portrait of Henry II—were probably colored and used for interior decorations. The printed panels may have also served artists and craftsmen creating similar patterns in other materials, including wood, stone, or metal. They have been imaginatively integrated into the display on this wall because their intricate designs feature pieces of armor and mythical creatures that echo those in the works around them.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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