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Document 15

This is the last entry about Sagramoro in context to playing cards. Sagramoro was the most mentioned artist in the Ferrarese account books, he worked for more than 35 years in service of the d'Este court and his activities in card production had been only a small part of his occupation. In 1456/1457 he retired and was dead in 1459.

1456 [note for 18 December payment to Iacomo Sagramoro]

A Maistro Iacomo de Sagramoro depintore adi 18 de dicembre libre undece, soldi diece marchesani per sua mercede e spesa de havere depinto uno paro de carte da triumphi lavorate d'oro e argento a tute sue spese per uso delo Illustro nostro Signore, e consignato a Piedro de Schiveto e per lui a Zoanne de Romio, e questo per conto del fontico, e posto da loro a Libro CC, a c. 166 ; al "Memoriale CC", c.____L. XI. X.

[Franceschini 1993 n. 788c. (p. 461); cf. Ortalli 1996b:185]

Preliminary translation
(by Ross Gregory Caldwell)

To Maestro Jacomo de Sagramoro, painter, the 18th day of December, eleven lire, ten soldi marchesane for his recompense and expenses for having painted one pack of triumph cards worked in gold and silver, all at his expense, for the use of our Illustrious Lord, and given to Piedro de Schiveto and by him to Giovanni de Romio, and which ... (...) ... L. XI. X.