Petrarca: Trionfi - Vatican Codex

Petrarca: Trionfi - Vatican Codex

Italy — Mid-15th century

Golden miniatures of Petrarch’s “Triumphs” in a gorgeous mid-15th century manuscript from the Workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni

  1. The poem Trionfi by Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) was one of the most popular Renaissance works

  2. 11 half-page miniatures with burnished gold backgrounds illustrate the text

  3. Two full-page portraits of Dante and Petrarch adorn the work in addition to the miniatures

Petrarca: Trionfi - Vatican Codex

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  2. Facsimile Editions (1)
Description
Petrarca: Trionfi - Vatican Codex

The Trionfi by Petrarch (1304-74) counts among the most popular literary works of the Renaissance. The great poet of the early Italian Renaissance extols the triumph of love, chastity, glory, eternity, time, and death, thus depicting a humanistic world view completely in the spirit of his time. This mid-15th century manuscript of the historic work of Italian literature and culture originated from the Workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni and features 11 half-page miniatures with burnished gold backgrounds, full-page portraits of Dante and Petrarch, numerous decorative and historiated initials, and floral décor.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Francesco Petrarca. I Trionfi
Petrarca: Trionfi - Vatikanischer Codex
Triunfos de Petrarca
Il Trionfi di Francesco Petrarca
Petrarch's Triumphs
Les Triomphes de Petrarque
Petrarca: Triumphe
Size / Format
82 pages / 24.1 × 16.8 cm
Origin
Italy
Date
Mid-15th century
Language
Script
Calligraphic mercantesca
Illustrations
2 full-page portraits (Dante and Petrarch), 11 half-page illuminations and several historiated initials
Content
Petrarch, Triumphs; Note sulla morte di Laura; In conversione Pauli Apostuli
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
Francesco Petrarca. I Trionfi
Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani – Rome, 2018
Limited Edition: 282 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Francesco Petrarca. I Trionfi

Limited Edition: 282 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Marco Cursi, Vittorio Celottoi, and Massimo Bray
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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