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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- Prints and Drawings
- Andrea Mantegna
- The Triumph of Julius Caesar
- Italy (Artist's nationality:)
- Engraving on paper
- 27.7 × 26.1 cm (10 15/16 × 10 5/16 in.)
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.