Friday Dragon: Torchholder

Florence. Wrought iron torch holder or horse tether from the Strozzi Palace

Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library
Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01635
Title: Florence. Wrought iron torch holder or horse tether from the Strozzi Palace
Sculptor: Niccolò Grosso Caparra (Italian, active ca.1500)
Photographer: Fratelli Alinari (Italian, 1852-present)
Architect: Simone del Pollaiolo
Architect: Benedetto da Maiano (Italian, 1442-1497)
Building Date: 1498-ca. 1550
Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1885
Location: Europe: Italy; Florence
Materials: albumen print
Image: 15.748 x 9.5276 in.; 40 x 24.2 cm
Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White
Persistent URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5tv5

There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source.

Wikipedia entry on the sculptor here.

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Friday Dragonslayer: Jason

The Fall of Princes - caption: 'Jason wins the Golden Fleece'

 

ID: 026473
Title: The Fall of Princes
Provenance: England (Suffolk); circa 1460
Caption: Jason wins the Golden Fleece
Notes: (Detail) Book I, line 2199. Jason beheads the dragon which guarded the Golden Fleece; a bull tamed for ploughing lies nearby.
Image taken from The Fall of Princes.
Originally published/produced in England (Suffolk); circa 1460.
Language: English
Source identifier: Harley 1766, f.31
British Library Shelfmark: Harley 1766

From the British Library collection in Flickr Commons.

Friday Dragonslayer: St George

Image taken from page 8 of 'St. George and the Dragon [in verse], illustrated by J. Franklin. [With a preface signed H.]'

Title: “St. George and the Dragon [in verse], illustrated by J. Franklin. [With a preface signed H.]”
Contributor: FRANKLIN, John – Illustrator
Shelfmark: “British Library HMNTS 11647.f.7.”
Page: 8
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1868
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 001392125

From the British Library collection in Flickr Commons

Friday Dragon: Exemplar

The Illuminated Books of the middle ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination ... from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries ... Illustrated by a series of examples ... executed on stone and printed in colours by Owen Jones.

ID: F60135-40
Title: The Illuminated Books of the middle ages; an account of the development and progress of the art of illumination … from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries … Illustrated by a series of examples … executed on stone and printed in colours by Owen Jones.
Author: “Humphreys, Henry Noel (Henry Noel Humphreys)”
Illustrator: “Jones, Owen (Owen Jones)”
Provenance: London, 1844-49.
Caption: A dragon.
Source identifier: 1899.r.41
British Library Shelfmark: 1899.r.41

From the British Library collection in Flickr Commons

Friday Dragon: Runic Inscription

Runic inscription, Viby, Uppland, Sweden

Runic inscription (U 412) on boulder in Viby. The inscription says: “Sibbe had the runes carved in memory of Orökja, his father, and Tyre in memory of her husband.”
Runristning (U 412) på flyttblock i Viby. Ristningen säger: “Sibbe lät rista runorna efter Orökja, sin fader, och Tyre efter sin man.”
Parish (socken): Sankt Olof
Province (landskap): Uppland
Municipality (kommun): Sigtuna
County (län): Stockholm
Photograph by: Erik Brate
Date: 1915
Format: Glass plate negative
Persistent URL: http://www.kms.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16001000188468
Read more about the photo database (in english): www.kms.raa.se/cocoon/bild/about.html

From the Swedish National Heritage Board collection in Flickr Commons.

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