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Title

Deposition

circa 1465


Artist

attrib. Andrea Mantegna

Italy

1431 - 1506


About

For most of the 20th century this engraving was catalogued as School of Mantegna, but recent scholarship has argued for its attribution to the master, thus bringing the canon of his autograph prints to eleven. It is now thought to be one of the very first that Mantegna produced. The clouds and the shading of the branches are believed to have been added in the 16th century after the plate had left the artist’s workshop. The strength of the image in this impression is diminished by its poor condition.


Details


Other Title

The descent from the cross


Date

circa 1465


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Dimensions

42.5 x 35.2 cm image/sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1940


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8512


Artist information

attrib. Andrea Mantegna

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 8.