Re: unknown Petrarca Trionfi (collection)

Huck wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 13:00 Strozzi 174 ... hp?id=img9
Petrarch, Trionfi
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Strozzi 174, 15th century

Written in calligraphic mercantesca script with humanistic features and bearing the subscription of the scribe, the money-changer Bese Ardinghelli, the manuscript contains Petrarch’s Trionfi, preceded by eight folios with sonnets and portraits of famous figures. The illustrations for the Trionfi have been attributed to the Florentine artist Apollonio di Giovanni (1415/17–65), an illuminator and painter who specialized in the decoration of bridal chests, spalliere and devotional paintings. Fol. 28v depicts the Triumph of Chastity, impersonated by the poet’s beloved Laura, who is standing on a cart hauled by two unicorns; the naked figure of the defeated Cupid can also be seen kneeling on the cart. According to the tradition of medieval bestiaries, unicorns could only be tamed by virgins, and therefore evoked purity. ... i_174.html

Picture Example: Fame

Additional material to Strozzi Ms. 174 ... LIO_241335
decorato: il codice reca 7 miniature a piena pagina di illustres cives (f. 1v Achille e Polissena, f. 2v Salomone, f. 3v Coluccio Salutati, f. 4v Dante Alighieri, f. 5v Bonifacio VIII, f. 6v Francesco Petrarca, f. 7v Giovanni Boccaccio), cui si aggiungono 16 illustrazioni dei Trionfi, attribuite all'artista fiorentino Apollonio di Giovanni di Tommaso (1415/1417-1465). Forse progetto di miniatura non eseguita a f. 8v
rubricato: in rosso unicamente l'intestazione di f. 9r ... iner-codex ... -facsimile