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Title

Deposition

circa 1465

Artist

attrib. Andrea Mantegna

Italy

1431 - 1506

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    attrib. Andrea Mantegna

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication