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The Triumph of Julius Caesar

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.


c. 1498


Workshop of Andrea Mantegna
Italian, 1430/31-1506

About this artwork

This engraving depicts Julius Caesar entering Rome after his conquest of Gaul in 46 b.c., the greatest military victory of his career. Dante was not afraid of making his political opinions known in the Inferno; the three worst traitors in history—Julius Caesar’s assassins, Brutus, Cassius, and Judas Iscariot—dangle from the mouth of Lucifer in the final circle of hell. After his assassination, Caesar himself would join Orpheus in Dante’s limbo.


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Andrea Mantegna


The Triumph of Julius Caesar


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Engraving on paper


27.7 × 26.1 cm (10 15/16 × 10 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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