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The Knight (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #6)

The Knight (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #6)

before 1467
(Italian, 15th century)
Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I. 6a
Location: not on view

Description

This engraving is part of the Tarocchi group marked with the letter “E,” and named Conditions of Man. This series outlines the social and hierarchical order of ten characters (Beggar, Servant, Artisan, Merchant, Gentleman, Knight, Doge King, Emperor, and Pope), starting from the lower grade and ending with the most important one.

Here, Chavalier (The Knight) is shown as a full-length male figure, turned to the left. The elegantly dressed man is holding a dagger in his hands. Behind him on the left, a servant is carrying a sword.
  • CMA 1996: Sets and Series: Five Centuries of Master Prints, February 20-May 5, 1996, no cat.
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