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The Senators, from Triumph of Caesar

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1495

Artist:

School of Andrea Mantegna
Italian, 1431-1506

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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Artist

School of Andrea Mantegna

Title

The Senators, from Triumph of Caesar

Origin

Italy

Date

1490–1500

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

285 × 268 mm (plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1019

Extended information about this artwork

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