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Leaf from a Universal Chronicle: eight famous men
(c. 1440-1470)

Medium
pen and brown ink and watercolour on parchment
Measurements
31.4 × 20.5 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
(Naples), Italy
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Manion 2005, pp. 426-30
Inscription
inscribed in pen and brown ink above and below u.l. figure: pirrus filius achillis / fuit anno (MDCCLXXXVIIJ)
inscribed in pen and brown ink above and below u.c. figure: Ascanius condidit albania / fuit predicto t(em)pore
inscribed in pen and brown ink above, on scroll, and below u.r figure.: Samuel (...illeg.) / Samuel propheta / ecce unxit te / d(omin)us super her(editatem) / suam in principem / fuit predicto t(em)pore
inscribed in pen and brown ink above and below c.l. figure: Euristeus pri mus Rex / Lacedemo nie / fuit anno (MVIIJXXX)
inscribed in pen and brown ink above and below c. figure: Codrus fecit se occid(ere) / pro sa lute populi / fuit t(em)pore Samuelis
inscribed in pen and brown ink above, beside and below c.r. figure: Alethes primus Rex / Cor inthi. / Quarta / . Etas . / fuit t(em)pore Samuelis
inscribed in pen and brown ink above, beside and below l.l. figure: David Rex / David / Golias / Goliath / fuit anno (MDCCCLXXXVII)
inscribed in pen and brown ink above, beside and below l.r. figure: Absolom / Ab(solom) (incomplete) / fuit hox t(em)pore .
Accession Number
1663-5
Department
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
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Gallery location
Not on display