Plate No. 55, photographed in Hamburg in 1929
From: Aby Warburg, The Picture Atlas Mnemosyne, final version
© The Warburg Institute, London
The German art historian Aby Warburg (1866 - 1929) is among the most distinguished pioneers of his area of scholarship.
During the final years of his life, he devised the picture atlas, "Mnemosyne", which he employed to trace the afterlife of
Classical Antiquity through the Renaissance period and subsequent centuries. None of its plates have survived in their original
The 63 thematic plates, reconstructed in 1993 by the trans-media society d a e d a l u s in Vienna and later deeded to the
Albertina, were presented in the Albertinas study hall, and are available on loan to interested institutions.