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The Triumph of Love, ca. 1565

  • burin engraving, etching, paper
  • 207 x 251 mm
  • Inv. 2014-PE

Public Domain

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Cupid, blindfolded, and Jupiter, below him, are riding on a chariot pulled by two (or four?) horses. They are accompanied by King Solomon, Hercules, Ovid, Tibulus, Marcellius, Pyramus and Thisbe.


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 Love
Date ca. 1565
Period 16th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-PE
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300263554 animal paintings AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300417629 mythologies (religious concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
43A(+2) festivities (+ parade, pageant, cavalcade ~ festive activities) Iconclass
43A421 chariot, triumphal car Iconclass
44B112 emperor Iconclass
44B113 king Iconclass
44B191 crown (symbol of sovereignty) Iconclass
44B192 sceptre, staff (symbol of sovereignty) Iconclass
46C13141 horse Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C91 writer, poet, author Iconclass
48C93 portrait of a writer Iconclass
56F2 (personifications and symbolic representations of) Love; 'Amore (secondo Seneca)' (Ripa) Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
71I story of Solomon Iconclass
9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History Iconclass
92 gods ~ classical mythology Iconclass
92B1 (story of) Jupiter (Zeus) Iconclass
92D1 (story of) Cupid, Amor (Eros) Iconclass
92D18(ARROW) attributes of Cupid: arrow(s) Iconclass
92D18(BOW) attributes of Cupid: bow Iconclass
92D18(QUIVER) attributes of Cupid: quiver Iconclass
94L (story of) Hercules (Heracles) Iconclass
95A(PYRAMUS & THISBE) (story of) Pyramus and Thisbe Iconclass
98B(OVID) (story of) Ovid Iconclass
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