Dec 29, 2015

Ornament Panel: Triton and Two Infant Satyrs

Ornament Panel: Triton and Two Infant Satyrs

c. 1505–15

Zoan Andrea


after Giovanni Pietro da Birago



The Norweb Collection 1934.180

Catalogue raisonné: Hind V(II).80.10(4) ; Bartsch XIII.307.24



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
PR - Engraving
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The Norweb Collection

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