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Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground.

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Title
Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground.
Names
Petrarca, Francesco (1304-1374) (Author)
Majorana, Cristoforo (fl. ca. 1480-1494) (Artist)
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Petrarch

Triumphi.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1490 - 1510
Place: Naples
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 87
Topics
Death
Skeletons
Genres
Manuscripts
Notes
Ownership: Unidentified coat of arms on f. 64, Owned 1593 by Marchese Caracciolo of Sirino. Rev. Thomas Crofts sale (1783); bought 1785 by Sir John Peachey; Lord Selsey sale 1872 to Quaritch; Lenox collection.
Content: Above, and library dossier.
Content: There are two sets of pencil foliation; the underlined set is used here.
Content: Six miniatures. Elaborate illuminated borders in "antique" architectural style with title pages on stained leaves.
Content: Cristoforo Majorana
Content: Foliation underlined in red is used in this description.
Content: Of the preceding leaves: ff. 1-2v, blank; ff. 3-10, first-line index to the #tCanzoniere#; f. 10v, blank.
Content: Parchment
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2647b40-c5cb-012f-5330-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1304: Creator Born
  • 1374: Creator Died
  • 1490: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1490 - 1510. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e61b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e61b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1490 - 1510). Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e61b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Death, as a skeleton holding a scythe, rides a cart drawn by black oxen, with the dead strewn on the ground.