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
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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.