Il Trionfo Della Morte Le Triomphe de la Mort.
Florence chez Molini, Landi & C.ie. [n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, scarce. Platemark: 520 x 820mm (20½ x 32¼"). Small margins. Repaired tears to edges of sheet.
A dramatic frieze depicting wigned demons, gathering bodies, sometimes snatching them from the grasp of angels, and transporting them to a fiery mountaintop. On the right, nobles calmly listen to musicians in a grove, unconcerned about their mortality, and on the left, other nobles on horseback confront three coffins. The Grim Reaper, with a large scythe, swoops toward the grove on the right. On the upper left, monks, untouched by mortal concerns, go about their business as usual. After Andrea di Cione di Arcangelo's (c.1308 - 1368) frieze, 'The Triumph of Death', inspired by Franz Liszt's masterwork Totentanz.
[Ref: 38787] £360.00