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The Triumph of Fame, ca. 1565

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 208 x 252 mm
  • Inv. 2014-PF

Public Domain

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The winged Fame (Fama) blows her two trumpets. Thus, she proclaims the fame of lords of the field and philosophers of the past. In her procession walk Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cato and Plato. The wheels of her chariot are decorated with tongues, ears and eyes to spread fame. Fame overcomes Death; he is miserably crushed under the elephants' paws. In the background are two obelisks, monuments erected in honour of famous people.


Philips Galle RKD
Haarlem 1537 - Antwerp 1612
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maarten van Heemskerck RKD
Heemskerk 1498 - Haarlem 1574

Joannes Galle RKD
Antwerp 1600 - Antwerp 1676

Title The Triumph of Fame
Date ca. 1565
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-PF
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 25I153 obelisk, needle Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
43A421 chariot, triumphal car Iconclass
43A4314 'Trionfo della Fama', 'Triumphus Famae'; 'Carro della Fama' (Ripa) Iconclass
46A1265 Alexander (one of the nine worthies) Iconclass
46A1266 Julius Caesar (one of the nine worthies) Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C7352 horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba Iconclass
59B32 Fame; 'Fama', 'Fama buona', 'Fama chiara' (Ripa) Iconclass
61B2(ALEXANDER THE GREAT) historical person (ALEXANDER THE GREAT) Iconclass
61B2(CATO) historical person (CATO) Iconclass
61B2(PLATO) historical person (PLATO) Iconclass
96A5(FAMA) Fama as Roman personification Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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