Triumph of the Moon

A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

1500/10

Artist:

Monogrammist P.P.
Italian, late 15th-early 16th century

About this artwork

Little is known about the Monogrammist P. P., who was active at the turn of the 16th century in Northern Italy, possibly in Ferrara. His prints are often idiosyncratic in style as well as subject matter. In this work, sleepy gatherers display the astrological influence of the moon on human destinies in their erratic, even lunatic behavior. The Christlike figure on a pedestal in the center holds aloft a torch and crescent moon as his companions kneel, either to him or to the heavenly light he presents.

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Artist

Monogrammist P.P.

Title

Triumph of the Moon

Origin

Italy

Date

1500–1510

Medium

Engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

178 × 228 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1029

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