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Triumph of Caesar

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in black and light, medium and dark greenish gray on off-white laid paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in black and light, medium and dark greenish gray on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1599

Artist:

Andrea Andreani (Italian, 1558/59–1629)
after Andrea Mantegna (Italian, 1431–1506)

About this artwork

Andrea Andreani’s Triumph of Caesar was available in several color schemes, including gray and orange. Each chiaroscuro sheet included a range of shades of a single hue, one for each tone block, which combined to give the final image a greater sense of depth and the appearance of a drawing. The set of woodcuts was issued with a title page showing Andrea Mantegna’s portrait and with a set of columns (lacking in this impression) to cut out and paste over the seams in the assembled frieze. The columns shown here are to-scale reproductions from the British Museum.

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Artist

Andrea Andreani

Title

Triumph of Caesar

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1599

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks in black and light, medium and dark greenish gray on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

380 × 374 mm (image/sheet); composite approx. 385 × 3420 mm

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1926.452.4

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