Triumph of the Unicorn

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

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

1540–50

Artist:

Jean Duvet
French, 1485-after 1561

About this artwork

Jean Duvet depicted unicorns in several of his print series as representations of purity. Here the procession of the Triumph of the Unicorn symbolizes the victory of Christianity. God the father, presented as Jupiter, ushers the son, the unicorn, into paradise with the crown of heaven. Duvet densely engraved his prints; the varying degrees of ink tone in this impression imply that the printing plate was either unfinished or worked over a long period of time.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean Duvet

Title

Triumph of the Unicorn

Origin

France

Date

1540–1550

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

232 × 386 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.50

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