Antonio Pisano, called Pisanello / Sketches of the Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, a Monk, and a Scabbard / 1438Antonio Pisano, called Pisanello
Sketches of the Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, a Monk, and a Scabbard

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Creator Name: Pisanello
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; c.1395-c.1455 Europe,Italy
Creator Active Place: Europe,Italy
Creator Name-CRT: Antonio Pisano, called Pisanello
Title: Sketches of the Emperor John VIII Palaeologus, a Monk, and a Scabbard
Title Type: preferred
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Creation Start Date: 1438
Creation End Date: 1438
Creation Date: 1438
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: Pen and brown ink on ivory laid paper
Dimensions: Height: 189 mm, Width: 265 mm (max.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1961.331R
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Margaret Day Blake Collection
Context: Pisanello is considered to be the most important Italian representative of the International Gothic style, which marked the end of tight medieval craftsmanship and the beginning of the Renaissance exploration of the natural world. His drawings are exceedingly rare. This sheet is a study for a medallion created by Pisanello to commemorate the visit of John VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium, to Ferrara on the occasion of the Council of Ferrara-Florence in 1438.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1961.331R
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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