About this artwork
Andrea Mantegna made expertly rendered sketches that he intended for reproduction as engravings by his workshop. This engraving of The Senators is in fact derived from a drawing, not the artist’s series of completed canvases of the same theme. Mantegna captured the classical antiquarian essence of ancient Rome through his depiction of architectural practices of the era, such as the aedicula framing the window in the center of this image. Such architectural features provide the backdrop for the victorious procession of Julius Caesar.
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- Prints and Drawings
- School of Andrea Mantegna
- The Senators, from Triumph of Caesar
- Engraving in black on cream laid paper
- 285 × 268 mm (plate/sheet)
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.