The Coronation of Henry VII in Milan in 1311

Frontispiece of a book with two columns of text and and image at the top of the page.

Francesco Zucchi (1672–1750) after Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770)
The Coronation of Henry VII in Milan in 1311
From Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores (Milan, 1723–51), vol. 16
Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University in the City of New York

 

Tiepolo provided delicate designs for a number of engravings by Francesco Zucchi for many of the volumes of Muratori's Rerum Italicarum Scriptores. One of the headpieces of volume 16 relates to the text it introduces: an anonymous account of the history of Milan. Tiepolo depicted the coronation of Emperor Henry VII as King of Italy, which took place in Milan on January 6, 1311. The original drawing for this print is also shown in the exhibition.