Detail of a foliate border: an emblem of a lion and a rooster. Image taken from f. 3v of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei Rabbi Yeshayah Aharon~). Written in Hebrew.
Woven and embroidered textiles commissioned by noble families were among the most expensive expressions of wealth and power during the Renaissance. The production of luxurious silks was tightly regulated in ord... more
Emblem of a man (a king?) wearing a crown of flames and holding an orb marked 'Sol' in the centre of a radiating Tudor Rose inscribed with verses 'Ex paterno trono radii splendoris/ ex matre candor virginii dec... more
The Triumph of Chastity; she stands on a vase upon a chariot, before her kneels Cupid bound and blindfolded, the chariot is escorted by young women, leading them a maiden carrying a banner with the emblem of an ermine, illustration to Petrarch's 'Triumph of Chastity'
The print belongs to a series of six engravings illustrating Francesco Petrarch's poem the 'Triumphs' written between 1340 -1374. The prints are all attributed to Francesco Rosselli. Attributed to Francesco Ro... more
A caution to old batchellors & c. or an emblem of marriage in high life, founded on a true story lately transacted near Bath
Young man and woman in stylish dress carrying riding whips past old man in socks.