Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro

Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro

Spain — 1586–1588

The Spanish magnum opus of Dante's *Divine Comedy*: 88 drawings with red and black ink by Federico Zuccari

  1. 88 of the finest depictions of the famous *Divinia Commedia* by Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265–1321)

  2. The detailed drawings were created with red and black pencil by Federico Zuccari (1540–1609)

  3. Coveted by bibliophiles like Paolo Giordano Orsini (1541–1585) and his wife Isabella Romola de' Medici (1542–1576)

Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro

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Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is a magnum opus of medieval literature as well as the cornerstone of the modern Italian literary tradition. Following its completion in 1320, Dante’s crowning achievement was presented in numerous splendidly illuminated manuscripts. The splendid drawing in this collection were created for a Spanish manuscript originating between 1586 and 1588 from the hand of Federico Zuccari.

Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro

This incredible work of the Spanish Renaissance presents 88 of the finest depictions of the famous Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265–1321). The detailed drawings were created by Federico Zuccari (1540–1609) between 1586 and 1588, when he was summoned to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial by King Philip II of Spain (1527–98). Zuccari ran in the circles of the leading artists of his time and had a deep, personal understanding of the magnum opus that has done more to establish the fundamental text of the modern Italian language than any other. His 88 drawings in red and black pencil cover the entirety of Dante’s work, with 28 depictions of Hell, 49 of Purgatory, and 11 of Paradise. This coveted collection passed through the hands of some of the greatest art patrons in history, including Paolo Giordano Orsini (1541–1585) and his wife Isabella Romola de' Medici (1542–1576), through whom it came into the possession of the Medici family and eventually came to the world-famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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Alternative Titles
Dante historiato da Federico Zuccaro
Origin
Spain
Date
1586–1588
Language
Illustrations
88 drawings
Content
88 drawings of Dante's depiction of the afterlife
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Available facsimile editions:
Dante Historiato da Federigo Zuccaro – Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy)
Salerno Editrice – Rome, 2004
Facsimile Editions

#1 Dante historiato da Federico Zuccaro

Salerno Editrice – Rome, 2004

Publisher: Salerno Editrice – Rome, 2004
Commentary: 1 volume by Andrea Mazzuchi
Language: Italian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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